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
"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!
"For the price and quality, the Velocity 9.8 can't be beat!"
I've tried several different brands of rope over the years, and I just keep coming back to Sterling. Sterling ropes (at least for me) tend to hold up over time considerably longer than other brands, especially at 9.8mm for sport climbing. I absolutely love the way the rope feeds, handles, and the weight. Highly recommend it to everyone!
Recently picked up the Sterling Evolution Velocity and love it! The hope handles so well - very smooth through the belay device and, believe it or not, I love the weight of this rope when I'm climbing. 9.8mm is thick enough to make me feel secure but not too thick that it drags me down when I'm climbing. We all know that Sterling makes a great rope and this is the mother of them all.
"Durable but super long for indoor climbing"
Went with the 70M rope instead of the 60M because it was ~$10 more and I would use it for outdoor rope climbing (eventually). It's awesome rope (I've climbed with other brands), I love the way it feels when I catch my partner or when I fall off a climb. Super durable and the colors are rad! You will not be disappointed.
Bought this for my girlfriend as a birthday gift and she loves the extra weight and length of a 70 meter rope. The bicolor pattern is helpful and the sheath has held up well so far. The rope twists a bit but not enough to cause problems. All in all, this is a great rope.