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Train hard. The Kosmos won't complain.

True gym rats appreciate durability, which is probably why they're tying in to the Sterling Evolution Kosmos Promo VR10 Climbing Rope. Sterling augments tried-and-true quality with a low impact force rating. The Kosmos also boasts generous dynamic elongation for softer falls, so you don't have to feel guilty about yarding away on that elusive project.

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4 5

Solid for the price/purpose.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this rope when I'm rope gunning and setting up top ropes for friends. It's also been an effective workhorse for projecting routes. It seems pretty durable after one season of equal parts leading/toproping, handles alright, and gives a nice soft catch. For the price, it was everything I hoped it'd be and that's about it. No, it's not gonna be as nice as something that costs $50-$100 more. Be reasonable.

5 5

Great budget rope

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Let's be realistic about what to expect from a $150 60m rope. You're not going to get bells and whistles. I was looking for a budget rope for gym climbing and this is fantastic. I got this during a sale for less than $110

8.8kN impact force makes for comfortable falls, I've caught a couple of falls on this and the climber can attest to the comfort.
It's supple out of the packaging and doesn't require much effort to uncoil and start using.

5 5

Great Deal!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great rope,great price. Sterling has a great deal of ropes and they are good at it and this rope is probably the best outdoor rope deal you can get and that I have bought and used!

4 5

OK

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I only give this rope 4 stars it is relatively cheap. The handling is mediocre at best and there is no center mark. This makes a great TR line but is definitely not a rope that I would like to tackle hard routes with.

I have horses and need a rope that can...

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I have horses and need a rope that can stand up to a 1500 lb horse trying to pull as hard as it can to break free. I train horses and they need something that you can bet your life on that they won't break. I've heard that climbing ropes are good because of strength and will stretch a little. What do you recommend?

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Climbing ropes are rated in Kn. The horse's force (1500 lb) would be 6.67kn if it just was hanging off the end of the rope in mid air. since the horse is not typically in mid air, any resistance the horse applies would be in addition to its bulk weight. Dynamic ropes provide the stretch to reduce the force applied to a climber in a fall, and while 'easing' the rope into the pull, repeated falls still require the replacement of a rope. Studies by climbing rope manufactures show with each successive fall the rope's strength is reduced. Look up 'fall factor' if you want more specific information.

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I myself would say it would work temporarily but for the price of the ropes you would probably want to find a stronger rope designed for other things not climbing. BlueWater ropes has one of the strongest climbing ropes but it is a static rope so it will not stretch but I know it can max hold about 7,200 pounds and it would last a while using for many things. I have used the BlueWater 2 static to do a lot including pulling a bus out of ditch and other crazy things so I would suggest that if your going with a climbing rope, just remember its a static not a dynamic so it wont stretch and could hurt the horse if much slack is left but just remember climbing rope is made for climbing.

4 5

Great Gym Rope

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This rope is great. It is relatively inexpensive and is pretty much all a beginner climber needs, but it might not be the best for a more advanced climber. Because it stretches more that most ropes it is really comfortable to take falls on and is a lot easier on the belayer. Right out of the package it seems really stiff, but it softens up after a few uses. The only real negative thing about this rope is the fact that it doesn't have a center mark. Overall, I would recommend this rope to any casual climber.

What is the difference between this and...

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What is the difference between this and Sterling's Evolution Kosmos Bi-color Dry?

What specifically does it mean that this is recommended for "Gym Use"? (sheath material? elongation %? etc.)

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The Bi-color Dry has a different color pattern on one half of the rope than the other to tell the middle point and the dry just means it's dry treated to prevent moisture erosion. I wouldn't necessarily limit this bad boy to gym use, I own this rope and it has served me well on many outdoors excursion of mine and I'm sure it will on the excursions to come.

Is this a dry rope?

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Is this a dry rope?

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It is not treated for moisture, use it in dry condition only.

Is this a dry rope?

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Is this a dry rope?

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It is for GYM and so it is not a dry rope

suitable for outdoors? tree climbing, not...

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suitable for outdoors? tree climbing, not rock.

thanks!

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Pete, I would consider this an "all purpose" rope and should be ok for your intended use.

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I'm not really sure why the description is the way it is, however this is not considered a GYM Line. Sterling sells ropes specifically for that. This is just like any other none dry treated Evolution Kosmos series. The reason it is cheaper is because there is less dye in the colors. That's why its not as pretty! LOL! I own this rope along with many other Sterling's and this to me is a great starter rope but can do most anything you need it to.

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I'm not really sure why the description is the way it is, however this is not considered a GYM Line. Sterling sells ropes specifically for that. This is just like any other none dry treated Evolution Kosmos series. The reason it is cheaper is because there is less dye in the colors. That's why its not as pretty! LOL! I own this rope along with many other Sterling's and this to me is a great starter rope but can do most anything you need it to.

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I think it's important to make a distinction here. When people are saying "gym" rope, they may be referring to one of two things. I have been to gyms that allow you to bring your own rope in to lead routes. This would in fact be a terrific rope for that purpose. However, I have owned one and taken quite a few whips on it and it is a work horse. Quite possibly one of the most durable ropes I've owned. Don't believe the hype that you have to own a $280 rope to project harder routes. Your rope doesn't care how hard you climb, it'll catch you on 5.10b just as well as 5.13. Now, if you want a super smooth dry treated, bi-pattern Cadillac, go for it. I'm just saying this rope is durable, gives soft catches, handles ok, and is cheap. Now, for the other "gym rope". Gyms usually employ what are called semi-static ropes. They have more stretch than static ropes (which have virtually none) but significantly less dynamic elongation than typical dynamic ropes. So yes, there are specific top roping "gym ropes" and no, this isn't one of them.

Oh, and "dry ropes" are generally used for ice and alpine applications as the dry treatment keeps the rope from absorbing water, freezing, weakening and being very difficult to handle. If you are strictly rock climbing, the dry treatment will wear off your sheath rather quickly and unless you plan on climbing in the rain quite a bit, it's a feature you won't need.