Sterling Rope Fusion Ion2 9.4mm

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Amazing handling, great for use in the Grigri 2, nicely…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

Summary

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.

Pros

  • Handling, especially with the Grigri 2
  • Nicely cushioned falls
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • 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.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Sterling Rope's Fusion Ion2 9.4mm page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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.

- RockCreek

Sterling's FusionIION2 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

- CampSaver.com

The Sterling Ion2 9.4mm Rope is a high performance, lightweight rope with the power to withstand redpointing and projecting. As the largest diameter rope in Sterling's Fusion line-up, the Ion2 rope delivers a winning combination of low weight and great feel with added durability. The Ion2 is an excellent choice for intermediate climbers looking to match a lightweight rope with performance while knowing that the diameter isn't TOO thin for a beginner belayer. Light for hard redpoints, but thick enough for durability and peace of mind Unique manufacturing process creates a speckled pattern by first twisting multiple colored fibers into a single sheath-strand and then braiding Long life, durable performance, lighter weight construction and lower impact force than its predecessor DryCore(TM) treats core yarns to reduce yarn-on-yarn abrasion and moisture absorption Proudly made in the USA

- OMCgear

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.

- Backcountry.com