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
I have had the 70 meter in the Rasta for about two years. I have loved it! I have found that this rope works great for sport routes because it is stiff enough it is easy to clip into your draws, but flexible enough to coil and tie your knots. I would highly recommend this rope because it lasts. It show minimal wear at its two-year point, and it is a great rope to have around! Happy climbing!
This rope is fantastic. Its not extremely stiff and is very easy to clip into the quick draws. The 9.8mm makes it light and unoticable when climbing and approaching your climb. Overall its an awsome rope.
"Women flock at the sight of a Sterling Evolution!"
I've been climbing for about 6.5 years now and absolutely love Sterlings ropes! They feed well, handle well, wear well, and the ladies can't get enough of a man with such a sexy rope! Fun times will be had by all and projects will be completed with the Sterling Evolution!
"Great rope and works wonders on gri-gri"
If you have gri-gri get this rope. I slides like butter but stops on a dime. This rope is the perfect all around rope. This rope is for all levels from 5.6 to a 5.15. Me personally, this is the best all-around rope. This could be your only rope you need for climbing.
"I like the rope for it's color and pattern but my Mammut is better I feel"
I chose this rope b/c I needed another rope that it a tad lighter than my Mammut Eiger (which I love) and I had always wanted a rope with this color pattern and design. It is an OK rope - Sterling makes fine ropes - however I don't feel this rope handles 1/2 as good as my Mammut! My Mammut rope handles better, doesn't tend to tangle like this rope seems to do for SOME reason unknown to me.
This rope is fabulous. Mine is sixty meters and dry, and exactly what I needed. Its slick, and runs through the device nicely. I read a lot of places that seventy meters was the way to go, however sixty has worked out fine for me and I always have enough to spare. The only thing I would change is a middle mark in the center. That would be nice.
Got this rope a few months back and I love it. I got the Yellow Bicolor, and the only reason it doesn't get five stars is that it is already showing dirt...which really is only an aesthetic problem. Also I'm sure that darker colors wouldn't show dirt as soon. This 9.8 feeds more easily than my old 10.2 but is caught by the belay device just as well. It is definitely a stiff rope, which I like, it seems to make it easier to untie a figure 8 after a fall or two. Rope seems to be tough, no fuzz showing on it yet which i'm fairly sure is a result of the dry treatment. Best part: its noticeably lighter than my old 10.2 both when clipping and while hiking.