The Fusion Nano 9.2mm Climbing Rope by Sterling features super skinny construction yet still delivers high end performance and long term durability on extreme onsights, redpoints and alpine routes. This rock climbing rope has an innovative construction that creates a perfect balance of lighter weight and incredible durability, making it one of the preferred choices for climbers and athletes everywhere. An awesome rope for the climber who is pushing themselves to new thrilling limits.
FEATURES of the Sterling Rope Fusion Nano 9.2mm Rope
Rope of choice for professional guides, Sterling team members, and advanced climbers
Dual certified as a single and half
Features dry sheath
Available as an AT rope
Available in BiColor
SPECIFICATIONS of the Sterling Rope Fusion Nano 9.2mm Rope
I made it through only 4 routes before I had to retire this rope. On a rapell in Red Rocks, it gently grazed an edge and had a core shot right in the middle. This rope would be fine for the climbing gym or for routes where the rope never, ever touches the rock, but for anything else, this rope sucks!
There are smaller ropes out there rated as singles - namely, the Beal Joker (9.1) and Mammut Serenity (8.9). The Sterling Fusion Nano is my favorite in the category for how well it handles. For alpine climbing, the Nano is my favorite rope for its weight savings and stretch, placing smaller forces on gear in the event of a fall. I still have a 10.5 rope for cragging, top-roping, taking out non-climbing friends who will fall, and use in the gym - at 9.2mm, it won't be the most durable rope out there, but it will be the one you wish you could reach for every time.
This rope is only 9.2mm yet holds up as well as any width rope. I am now addicted to these skinny ropes especially now that I have a Grigri2 that accommodates these thin ropes. I do not suggest that one try to belay on this rope with an original grigri. Although it works, it's a bit skinny for it. This rope virtually eliminates rope drag on long or winding routes. This rope did great with sport, trad, and of course top rope. But where it really shined was specifically while leading. The smaller diameter made for an easier clip in on those harder to reach bolts.
This rope did great with sport, trad, and of course top rope. But where it really shined was specifically while leading. The smaller diameter made for an easier clip in on those harder to reach bolts and when you're worn out after so many big moves, you may not think such a small decrease in weight would matter until you get to the top to clip in and that one millimeter along the entire length has been decreased. This shed in weight was a great help, and also, when falling (which I tend to do often while leading) you get more of a stretch instead of the sudden jerk with the smaller diameter. And of course you always get the sturdiness and reliability of the Sterling brand.