Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm
Amazing handling, great for use in the Grigri 2, nicely cushioned falls, and light as can be. I would definitely recommend this rope. Perfect for sport and trad leads.
- Handling, especially with the Grigri 2
- Nicely cushioned falls
- The mid-marker was off by 6 inches — no biggie
- May be too thin for use with the Grigri 1
- Rapelling with this thin of a rope may require belay gloves
So lightweight — even in the 70m with dry treatment! I also got the bi-weave which makes finding the middle actually possible — visibilty can save lives and help you avoid sticky situations.
I would also recommend the Dry treatment. It extends the longevity of your rope. Of course, 70 meter length for versatility.
I've used this on five or six climbing outings so far and have absolutely loved it, the sheath seems to be holding up really well, and I've received tons of compliments on it. AWESOME ROPE.
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The Ion2 is the largest diameter rope in the fusion range. It's unique design is manufactured by first twisting multiple colored fibers into a single sheath-strand and then braiding the sheath to create the speckled pattern. It's diameter is a great size for intermediate climbers looking to match a lightweight rope with performance while knowing that the diameter isn't TOO thin for a beginner belayer.
The Sterling Fusion Ion2 is a lightweight performance rope for sending that local project. The Sterling Fusion Ion2 is light enough for sending, but burly enough to ease your mind when you run out over sketchy gear. DryCoat(TM) protects the rope from water absorption, keeping your rope strong, eliminating weight increase, the risk of freezing, and slowing the wear of rope considerably Sterling DryCore(TM) treatment reduces yarn-on-yarn abrasion and moisture absorption of core yarns Made in the USA For the safety of all climbers, load bearing gear such as ropes, carabiners, quickdraws, harnesses, pulleys, ascenders and similar items may not be returned due to safety issues
High-performance yet lightweight, skinny but not too skinny, the Sterling Fusion Ion2 Dry Climbing Rope is perfect for climbing on southern sandstone, northeastern ice, and anything in between.
New and improved, the Sterling Fusion Ion2 Dry Rope would make its predecessor proud. Sterling used an intuitive new design to drop the impact force rating by .5 kN and shaved three grams per meter for an even lighter and more forgiving rope. At just 9.4mm in diameter, this cord departs from the conventionally thick gym-style rope to give you a lightweight package that doesn't compromise on safety.