Sterling Rope Marathon Half 8.8mm

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Manufacturer's Description

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The Half is an 8.8mm diameter that is light, compact and ideal for speed ascents. The tough Marathon sheath protects against the most abrasive rock conditions, giving you the durability of a single rope. The Half excels at wandering routes over both ice and rock, giving you the freedom to send without worrying too much about your equpiment.


This half rope is built to last with a beefed up outer sheath that can hold up to sharp rocky edges. Sterling's 8.8mm Marathon Half is great for glacier travel and alpine ascents where you need your rope to be able to take some abuse without being overly heavy. It is also available in shorter lengths to accommodate smaller teams on glaciers.

- Mountain Gear

Description of Sterling Rope Marathon Half 8.8mm RopeAn alpinists dream half-rope. Its 8.8mm diameter makes it the choice for Shivling, North Face of the Eiger, or Exum Ridge. Light and compact, its ideal for speed ascents. The tough Marathon sheath protects against the most abrasive rock conditions. Also available as a Biathlon Half. Features8.8mm rope

- US Outdoor Store

On Sale. Free Shipping. Sterling Rope Marathon Half 70 Meter Dry Rope (Spring 2007) The Marathon Half by Sterling Rope is the definitive half rope! Seen by many climbers as a specialty rope, half ropes have their devotees in the climbing community. The new 8.8mm Half provides the same durability and performance as all other Marathon Ropes. The Marathon Half however, is a truly versatile rope. Used in tandem, half ropes with their lightweight, smaller diameter offer many benefits for climbers. They offer the ability to alternately clip into protection, placing less impact on shaky gear, and provide extra protection against rope cuts on climbs where rockfall or sharp edges are common. On long traverses, they offer security and protection for the second in the event of a fall. Last, but not least, when every gram counts or when speed is the word of the day, the 8.8 Half makes rapping flawless. Diameter: 8.8m Length: 70m Type: Half UIAA Falls: 9 Impact Force: 6.1kN Static Elongation: 11% Dynamic Elongation: 32.8% Sheath Slippage: 0mm Weight (gr/M): 48 UIAA: yes CE: yes

- Moosejaw