Sterling IntroSterling Ropes are already a well established brand in the USA and Europe. They are however a newcomer to the UK and it is only since the late spring that they have been available over here, distributed through Beta Climbing Designs. Sterling Ropes are based in Maine, North West USA. From their factory there they make a range of ropes for climbing, rope rescue, guiding, industrial safety, work access and OEM markets. They have been making climbing specific ropes for over 15 years and as expected they provide a range of ropes, enabling you to choose the most suitable rope for your needs.
Sterling AthletesSterling has a whole host of climbers as part of their “Athletes Team”. Surely the biggest name has to be Chris Sharma, but there are other notable climbers on their list. This includes Paul Robinson, Sonnie Trotter, Will Gadd and Nicolas Favresse. It’s these guys that are really pushing the limits of the sport, and it’s their feedback that is taken on board as their ropes are put to the test. This backing and testing ensures that the ropes that are good enough for the best are great for the rest of us as well.
Rock + Run Sterling RangeA brief overview of the core range of Sterling Ropes that we currently stock (Update: Our current range can be seen here)
- Duetto 8.4mm Half Rope (Dry and Standard) - an ideal choice for those looking for a cragging and multipitch half rope.
- Velocity 9.8mm Single Rope – A lightweight and versatile single rope. (Reviewed later in this article)
- Pro 10.1mm Single Rope – A good ‘workhorse’ type rope; durable enough to be used as a working rope, or for top roping, whilst still great to use on the lead as well as to belay with.
- Nano 9.2mm Single Rope (Dry) – Lightweight single rope, ideal for onsights and redpoint attempts. With full dry treatment, this would also be a good rope for ice, mixed and alpine use.
|Duetto (Half)||Nano (Single)||Pro (Single)||Velocity (Single)|
|Weight Per Metre||45g||53g||63g||62g|