The Marathon Pro 10.1mm Rope by Sterling can easily be described as the best all around rope for durability and handling. At 10.1mm, the Pro has performed to the highest standards on more routes than most of the competition combined. It features a low impact force and as with all of our ropes DryCore.
FEATURES of the Sterling Rope Marathon Pro 10.1mm Rope
Most popular rope in the Marathon series
Has performed well on more routes than any other rope in our history
Also available in BiPattern
SPECIFICATIONS of the Sterling Rope Marathon Pro 10.1mm Rope
This is my first rope, and I've had it for a couple of months now. I did a lot of research when deciding on a rope, and I'm glad that I went with this one. I wanted something that would be reliable, all purpose, and last a while, and I think this rope will. I have used it both indoors and outdoors, and went with the dry treated option as I hope to use it to try out ice climbing this winter. I was worried that with the slightly larger diameter it would be heavy to carry up to the crag, but its not bad. Also, I love the blue color that I went with!
"nice width, very durable, beautiful pattern"
got this rope in blue s13 and everyone is always telling me they love it, this rope is great, it doesnt stretch as much as i expected it to, but it is perfect for feeding and taking slack with the gri gri 2 by petzl , ive even took some major victory whippers with it and no signs of wear,everyone should buy this rope!!!
"Durable. Flows through hands and device nicely!"
A couple of my friends own this rope and I've really liked it...so, I decided to buy my own! It's a great rope if you need something durable and the sheath doesn't fuzz up. However, it is 10.1mm, so if you're looking for something lighter weight, I'd look elsewhere. The marathon flows nicely through a GriGri and feels great when handling!
I use this as my go-to top rope for myself and small groups of friends on rock and ice. I've even used it for short trad and moderate sport routes. The dry treatment makes the rope run really smoothly and it's only now starting to pick up some grime after a few seasons of moderate use. Really not much wear and tear showing. It hasn't fuzzed out or gotten any soft spots. I'll be using it again this summer for sure. Super reliable and durable.
"Great rope, great for use in the gri2. Very smooth clipping."
I've had this rope for two years and it's still kicking. This bad boy holds up to some great falls and isn't that what we all want? I would highly recommend this rope especially for the price. You will be making a good decision.
I have had this rope for about a year and a half, used it mostly for top roping. The width is just right to create a yummy amount of friction while belaying. And it's not annoyingly stretchy either. Also, it's aesthetically pleasing.
This rope is designed to be a workhorse rope to work projects and take fall after fall. That being said, Sterling still keeps the workability and smooth feed and knotability of this rope while keeping it super durable. While not quite as durable as BW ropes (in my opinion), it still makes a great go-to rope and is a little sleeker and more supple than BW.