Moosejaw Staff Pick "I use the bicolor version of the Evolution Velocity rope for most of my climbs. It's a great size for almost anything you are going to hit up, light enough to pack for some distance, but still heavy duty enough to take a beating. I think it is a good value too because it can take 6 big falls. The Evolution Velocity is dynamic enough to absorb a lot of the energy of a fall, and I have not had the sheath loosen up at all. The bicolor is a really nice feature too because when you are belaying both the climber and belayer can easily see which end they need to clip into." Jeff - Moosejaw Secret Headquarters
The Evolution Velocity 9.8mm Rope by Sterling has it all and is our most popular of the Evolution series. Just the right amount of stiffness, so your rope doesn't flop during critical clips and its silky smooth sheath withstands abrasion and slides effortlessly to reduce rope drag. This is the rope of choice for Chris Sharma and is what he uses for working the toughest routes.
FEATURES of the Evolution Velocity 9.8mm Rope by Sterling
Myself and a couple of guides worked out this rope over the weekend and love it. Hold knots well, feels good in the hands, lightweight yet didn't feel too small. Durable for any type of climbing you can throw at it. If you are a new climber and looking for one rope to handle all your needs whether top roping, trad or sport climbing this is it.
"Durable Rope. Takes a lickin and keeps on ticken"
I dont recommend licking this rope after about 50 days. Who knows how much bird poo it has gotten dragged through. This is our go to rope for projecting or long wandery trad pitches. This thing is incredibly durable. Only two issues. It doesnt taste like mint when you put it in your mouth. Second. I feel it loeses its elasticity after a bit. Jumping for soft catches is a must. Better than a 10.5 more durable than our 9.2
"This is a perfect rope for almost any situation!"
This is a fantastic rope! My first use of it was climbing some over hanging/inverted sport routes and the rope preformed beautifully. The weight of the 9.8 is noticeably lighter then a 10.2 while pulling it through a draw on a sport route. I also like the diameter because I personally feel that it is super solid and more durable then a 9.4. and a 10.4 is overkill for outdoor. Sterling makes one of, if not the best ropes on the market. I've known guys who have gotten many seasons of hard climbing out of their sterlings and nothing else can compare. I've taken many whippers on another sterling 9.8 and it holds up great and finally had to retire it last season.
I've used lots of gym ropes and only a few outdoor ones so I am no guru but I like this a lot more than my previous 10.2mm sterling. This new 9.8 feels significantly thinner and feeds much better through both my atc devices (metolius BRD Black diamond Guide Belay)Has tooooooooooons of stretch note the illustration of the word stretch as how I feel this rope. To be fair its pretty new but man does this thing give some cushion when you take a fall. It seemed to repel dust/dirt pretty well and I like the color but it does seem to hide wear which maybe isn't a good thing. I guess if I did it again Id get a lighter color but I do love the way it looks
"The end all and be all of climbing ropes!"
I have been using a variety of climbing ropes through the years and none have been comparable to the sterling velocity in terms of quality and value. This model can take a serious thrashing on rock and the sheath holds up very well. At 9.8mm the diameter is perfect for the vast majority of climbing pursuits from sport to ice. Not a steel cable, but not dental floss either. Because of this rope, I am now a lifelong supporter of Sterling and have no problems with spraying about the company and this model to everyone I know. Outstanding product.
I've always been a fan of sterling ropes and usually go with a slightly larger rope like 10.1. So far this rope handles great, easy to feed out slack, and not to fast to rap on. Only downside was that the kick ass pink color is now more a bright brown after heavy use! oh well.
Took this rope up Royal Arches in Yosemite for 16 pitches of climbing and it held up great! the 9.8 size is perfect - lightweight but also bomber. Clips very well through the rope, and the dry coating will make it last for many climbs to come. Very happy with this product and the quality of sterling ropes. Take good care of it and it will take good care of you.
This was my first rope purchase and a friend of mine recommended it, specifically in bicolor. I'm really glad he did because I love having that feature on this rope. I've never had a rope before and most people that saw the rope seemed jealous to have that feature, so I assume most people enjoy this as well. I only sport climb and have used it for about a month's use total this summer and it seems to be holding up really well. I wouldn't know how fast a rope normally wears, but I am happy with this. Feels pretty good falling on it as well. I'd recommend this to anyone if you want a quality rope.
This is my first rope, and I absolutely love it, the colors are wonderful and the rope feels perfect for what I intend to use it for: sport climbing and I suggest that any new or experienced climber definitely consider this rope if they're looking!
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