The Marathon Sport 10.4mm Climbing Rope by Sterling is designed to be incredibly light and versatile without sacrificing the awesome durability and handling you've come to expect from Sterling ropes. First engineered for guided work, this rock climbing rope has a thicker, abrasion-resistant sheath braided over the Sterling proprietary DryCore, and today remains one of Sterling's most popular ropes. The combination of superior handling, durability and performance make the Marathon Sport 10.4mm a kick ass rope for all-purpose climbing.
DECENT FEATURES of the Sterling Rope Marathon Sport 10.4mm Rope
Big wall proven
Low static and dynamic elongation
Also available in BiPattern
The SPECS of the Sterling Rope Marathon Sport 10.4mm Rope
Sterling makes a great rope and this is no exception. Have been using it for for top-roping with a school climbing group and I have no doubt that it will withstand the abuses of teenage climbers. We have the standard (non-dry-treated) rope and it still runs smoothly through the anchors and belay device. Will definitely continue to purchase Sterling in the future!
"My first rope, and it was a great choice!!"
I got into rock climbing this past fall, and bought this one on sale at the end of the climbing season. I got to use it a couple of times before the snow came, and it works great. The bi-color is especially helpful when repelling. I got the 60 meter, and its a good choice, can climb anything up to 30 meters tall. I really recommend this rope, one cannot go wrong!
Just got my rope the other day and took it out to the rock for a test drive. I love the way this rope handles, its smooth and also is not too stiff which helps allot with an ATC device you get the perfect amount of breakage with it. Its also an easy rope to get naughts out which is a big plus for your hands after a hard day of climbing where you cant even feel your hands.anyone looking for a good intermediate climbing rope should buy this one.
This is my second rope and love it so far. I have only had two climbing trips on it and was initially worried that the increase in diameter, from 9.8mm, would have an effect on weight and rope drag. So far I haven't had any problems and didn't notice a difference at all besides a little weight. This rope is definitely worth a try!