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Wall rats rejoice in the Sterling Marathon Mega 11.2mm Rope.

Tired of wimpy ultra-thin cords ending up in tatters after a handful of walls or a season of aid routes? The Sterling Marathon Mega 11.2mm Rope is the beefy line you've been dreaming of. Its durable sheath stands up to the abuse of your next mega-project, and easy-handling characteristics and dry treatment keep you moving pitch after pitch in changing weather conditions.

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5 5

Solid rope

Sterling ropes are great. We have been using ours for about 5 years. I dont get out to often, go about 20 times a summer. But it is still in great condition after all these years. Next rope i get will be a sterling

Solid rope
5 5

great rope for thailand

i'm posted in thailand and when climbing the sharp limestone at crazy horse or down in krabi, i like the durable sheath, 70m (dry, of course) length and lightweight of this rope. it's not the softest handling rope in the world, but hey, i knew exactly what rope i wanted and for what purpose.

some reviewer expressed dismay that it wasn't more colorful. mine is bright frickin orange - people actually commented on how bright it was.

other reviewers have expressed this, but it's worth mentioning again... despite the product description (when i bought it in July), the 70m rope does NOT have a center mark or dual-pattern (although, i think that backcountry may have deleted this in the description).

5 5

great rope for thailand

i'm posted in thailand and when climbing the sharp limestone at crazy horse or down in krabi, i like the durable sheath, 70m (dry, of course) length and lightweight of this rope. it's not the softest handling rope in the world, but hey, i knew exactly what rope i wanted and for what purpose.

some reviewer expressed dismay that it wasn't more colorful. mine is bright frickin orange - people actually commented on how bright it was.

other reviewers have expressed this, but it's worth mentioning again... despite the product description (when i bought it in July), the 70m rope does NOT have a center mark or dual-pattern (although, i think that backcountry may have deleted this in the description).

5 5

Great Rope...No center Mark?

Just recently bought this bad boy for our trip to Red Rocks. Flows smooth, is super light, and easy to see. Hammered the hell out of this rope on many pitches of Trad and it looks as good as new. Also nice for cragging. Super durable, smooth through belay devices and hands. The one downfall is that my rope has no center mark?? Maybe just a defect?

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No it isn't a defect. The Sterling Marathon does not have a center mark. What I did was used a paint marker from any hardware store (paint because it isn't going to wear or wash off! I don't know what it "could" have done to the sheath, but it doesn't have any stiffness or apparent weakness.) and painted a three inch section in the center of my rope with a contrasting green. It isn't quite as eye catching as a Metolius Monster Marker, but dang close!

5 5

Best rope for the price

I did a lot of research when it finally came time to buy my own rope for the first time. I got a tip from a local shop (IME, great guys!)that the Sterling Marathon had the thickest sheath on the market. So when looking for a rope I could justify on my lowly college budget, durability and price were huge for me. Once I looked into it I found the Marathon 10.1 was just as light or lighter per meter then many 9.8s and had a higher impact force rating and higher fall rating. With the exception of one, the Mammut Tusk, but since the Marathon was 50 bucks cheaper I was sold.

Best rope for the price
5 5

great rope

I have had my marathon rope for 9 years. Now, it is not my only rope, but it has above and beyond seen the most abuse. I have used it for trad in J-Tree, big wall in the Valley, desert climbs in red rocks and even alpine routes in the Eastern Sierra and CO. I have owned a lot of ropes and worked with a lot of ropes so I have a good understanding of rope needs.

Pros: very durable, dry core and dry sheath (on dry model), great weave and good hand.

I have worked as an AMGA guide so a lot of people have put their hands on this rope. You would think that would be prone to kink, but no so. The way Sterling weaves their ropes helps to prevent this.

Cons: all I can think of is that I wish these ropes were available in bright colors.

Overall, this is the best rope I have ever owned. I am going to buy another marathon soon, not because the one I own is worn out in any way, it's just on the upper end of how long I like to own a rope.

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9 years???