I’m going to be backpacking around Asia (mostly Taiwan) for a month, and want to carry my climbing gear and camping gear. Any recommendations on which bag to use for that (or other thoughts on light weight traveling)?
I did this around europe with my Gregory baltoro 80L pack... I would not recommend it. You're carrying a loooot of weight when you'll mostly be staying in hostels/refugios(although im not sure about the specifics of taiwan, I know accommodation in SE asia is quite cheap).
Either way, I had a big agnes fly creek UL2(2 person ultralight tent), big agnes q-core SLX(lightweight blow up pad), and a pretty compact sleeping bag. This only added an extra 4-5 pounds but combined with my sport rack, rope, and other stuff my pack was packed to the brim and was super heavy. I didn't even bring cooking equipment with me... if i had done that i probably would have ditched it somewhere.
Something big enough for all your gear. Are you going from Hostel to Hostel, or are you actually backpacking and camping? what climbing gear are you bringing, a trad rack, rope and draws, or just shoes for bouldering?
I like 80 - 85L expedition packs. Check the waether forecast, you may need a rain cover or a very water proof pack. I recently bought a Granite Gear Nimbus Trace 85L and I like how it is set up. It is a panel loader, so it is easy to sort gear, but it is also less water resistant with the extra seams.