Sterling Rope

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rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used the ATS to rappel into several caves. This device is lightweight and well designed. It handles 11mm rope surprisingly well for what it is. Used to rappel a 120' cave drop on 11mm static rope a couple times. I'd guess it would be great for canyoneering, as it has more friction options than a standard fig. 8.   I really liked the ATS, but it does get a lot more hot on fast rappels than my stainless rack. Full review

Fusion Ion2 9.4mm

rated 5 of 5 stars 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. 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… Full review

Evolution Velocity 9.8mm

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I have been climbing for about a decade, and and I can say that without any doubt, the Sterling Evolution Velocity 9.8mm is the worst rope that I have ever used. Every time I used it, the fuzz would become worse and worse. After only one week of use the fuzz had revealed the core, necessitating the rope to be cut. I contacted Sterling, and even sent them the damaged section of rope (from Australia), and their response was extremely disappointing. They were extremely slow to respond to my emails,… Full review

Marathon Pro 10.1mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Nice rope. I got a 70m dry. This is my general everyday rope. It has a great feel to it and has been durable over the last year of trad and sport climbing. I've racked it across chicken heads in The City of Rocks, sport climbed in Maple Canyon, and taken it to Indian Creek and it still handles great and looks great. Full review

Evolution Velocity 9.8mm

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We have been running these ropes at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School for the past 2 seasons. Dragging them around the Needles of Custer State Park in South Dakota, and up Devils Tower, they take quite a beating. When you are teaching people to climb, they fall, ropes get worked! We are always looking at other ropes for durability, but balanced with ease of pulling through our belay devices and such. For now, this is the best we have found for the money. There are probably better ropes out there, but… Full review

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Sterling Rope Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Trailspace helps launch Maine Outdoor Brands alliance
Trailspace is proud to be part of Maine Outdoor Brands, a trade group to help grow the state's outdoor rec economy, promote brands, and attract manufacturers and a younger workforce. Read more
November 22, 2017

How to Recycle Old Outdoor Gear
Depending on who you're talking to, today is either America Recycles Day or Zero Waste Day. If you can't donate or pass on old backcountry gear, what are your recycling options once your gear reaches the end of its trail life? Here are a few. Read more
November 15, 2010

Recycle your retired climbing rope with Sterling
Send Sterling your retired dynamic climbing ropes from any manufacturer and Sterling will have it recycled for you through its Rope Recycling Initiative. Read more
January 13, 2010

Recycle Your Dynamic Rope with Sterling
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January 21, 2008

Sterling Rope and Rock/Creek Launch Rope Recycling Program
Sterling Rope is collecting and recycling used ropes of any brand and rewarding those who participate with a discount on a brand new rope. Read more
October 8, 2007

Sterling Rope Voted # 1 Climbing Rope Brand
Sterling Rope has been voted the # 1 climbing rope brand in a survey conducted by Gear Trends Magazine. Read more
February 2, 2006


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Biddeford, ME 04005

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