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Prooowrote a review of on June 25, 2015

2 5

Got a 300' C-IV specifically to descend the final drop in Heaps Canyon, Zion. The rope was kept in a dry-sack and pulled out one time so that 5 people could do a single 290' free hanging rappel on it all using Piranhas. We ended up with massive sheath slippage resulting in a fat and malformed rope near the lower end. I latter measured the lower end of the rope to be over 13mm thick. Of course I could cut the extra sheath off but why should I have to and how long before I will have to do it again and will that come at a convenient time?

After much effort I was finally able to get a hold of a support person who actually works at Sterling and not the marketing company they employ. The guy seemed friendly enough. He had me send him pictures and said he would show them to QC. After a long wait I got impatient and cut all the extra sheath off of my rope myself. I was eventually contacted and offered the option to send my rope in for further inspection which of course now would be useless. So to be fair if I had been more patient the company may have eventually replaced my rope but I will never know. I guess that's what the second star is for.

I wont go so far as to say this rope is unsafe especially for shorter raps. However, on supper long rappels and under heavier loads I could see an ATC getting choked up with all the extra sheath. Of the over 2 dozen ropes (dynamic and static) that I have owned over the last 12 years this is the most disappointing purchase. I have ropes by Blue Water and Imlay that have gone down dozens of canyons and still look better than this did after one use.

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Prooowrote a review of on August 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I've been wearing my Scarpa Thunder Climbing shoes for about 6 months now ( one of about 3 shoes I cycle through) and I still love them. I've worn them trad climbing, sport climbing, bouldering and gym climbing. They are a really comfy shoe that can be worn all day and don't hurt your feet, AND they are really sticky too with great edges.

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Prooowrote a review of on November 27, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

At 21 grams this thing half the weight of most carabiners though it is not as burly as some heavier tools. If your climbing partner likes to set stoppers deep you might find yourself wishing this tool was a few inches longer and a bit sturdier. I have made this my backup since taking it along doesn't add much weight. I use a heavier steel nut tool as my workhorse. If I find myself planning a trip were shaving every ounce is an issue than I will be happy to have this in my arsenal.

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