"Great rope. Lead on it many a time, quick to catch, slow (read: hasn't) to failure."
Not much more to say -- climbed on this rope TR and trad. It definitely has taken a beating but highly reccommended for a moderately experienced climber -- it works with you to help ya learn but will clean up when you fall.
This is my seventh rope, and I actually sold it used on a trip to Patagonia so I wouldn't have to haul it all the way back to the states, tear. But in all seriousness ropes just don't get better than this.
I love this rope for sport climbing. Belaying is a snap. It feeds smoothly through grigri2's and cinches (its too thin to safely use with a grigri1). I bought the 70m length because I'm doing long sport routes at riverside quarry, and it is a pleasure to lead with it. The thickness is just enough to reassure, but not enough to be heavy or cumbersome. I haven't had the opportunity to take it trad climbing or multi-pitch yet, so the jury is still out on durability as of now.
This is my favorite rope. I bought it because I was sick of dragging a 10+ mm rope up high in the Sierra. I have a heavy duty New England Ropes 10.X that has taken years to break-in to get the suppleness that this rope came out of the package with. It flakes well, it coils well, the sheath is really high quality... I bought a 50m rope to cut back on the weight... rock climbers are always like, "WTF? Bring a 60m," but 50 is perfect for alpine climbing, glacier travel, etc.
By far the best rope I have used. I have a Blue Water 10.2, a sterling 8.4 double, an edelrid boa 9.8. This is my go to single rope. The smaller diameter cuts weight. Not going to lie, when I first got it I was concerned with durability, but this rope has taken a beating like a champ.
"As far as rope's are concerned, this is one of them"
I've always been a big fan of Sterling Ropes They're durable, supple, and come in some rad color combos. I went with the 60M and got it in blue(to match my beautiful eyes)It's super lite so it's great on those long approaches, and it doesn't feel like you have to reel up a dead whale at every belay station. It sits in a pile quite nicely and the thicker sheath holds up good though the rough stuff and cleans off very well after getting dragged through the inevitable muddy crack. Pay attention to the diameter of rope's compatible with your own belay device. You should be fine in most cases, but it's always good to check.Happy Climbing All
An awesome rope all around, smooth belaying, perfectly stiff, and easy to clip. Definitely the thinnest rope I've used before and for sure not as durable as my workhorse cords (10mm+), but it is much nicer to use and great for onsights/hard redpoints.
This rope is for those climbers out there who like to cut their feet, flex their biceps and display other freakish acts of strength. When it comes down to it this rope is downright sexy and guaranteed to impress the climber ladies. Runs through a grigri like a dream, comes in some purty colors, light weight and practically falls into the carabiners. The only reason I don't love it is because it isn't a rope I want to use all day every day. I save it for those special peacock moments because I'm scared of getting it dirty and its not the most durable rope out there. That said its still a kick ass rope
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