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When you need one rope to handle all your climbs, count on the Sterling Marathon Sport.
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Sterling Marathon Sport Dry Rope - 10.4m
My crag rope
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I decided to write this review because I will finally retire this rope. This rope was my crag rope for the last 4 years. If I had to conservatively guess, I was using it on average once a week depending on who brought their ropes out. The more I used it, the more I was surprised by its durability since it has such a great hand. Unlike the modern rope trend right now, it is a little thicker and a little heavier, but I may buy it again even though I already have the Marathon Pro (10.1). Great hand. Fantastic durability. Excellent beater rope.
My Primary Sport Rope
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this rope. awesome all-around rope for playing around in wet conditions( I live in the Pacific Northwest, it's always wet here).
The Sterling Marathon series are great ropes. My first was the Marathon Ultra 10.8, i think, and was a real workhorse. It held a lot of falls and took a lot of drag. I eventually cut about 15 feet off each end and continued using it. Now I use it for hanging TRs. I just got the Marathon sport in green this fall and enjoyed using it just as much. For my money I'll take a big rope that is gonna hold up, how many of us really need a sub 10mm rope?
Burly rope. Though the description states it's better for free climbing than wall climbing, I gotta say it has lasted through some pretty long wall rts in Canada - wet, loose, sharp crystals everywhere - I still use the same cord for working hard free climbs!
Hello, I am jsut starting back climbing...
Hello, I am jsut starting back climbing after a 15 year break and am looking to replace my old gear. I live in the southest and will be starting back sport climbing and top roping primarily sandstone routes. So, I have a lot of questions, but for now as far as the rope is concerned, is the Sterling Marathon Sport a good choice?
Tim this is a great choice. I think anything between 10 and 10.5mm is a good option for primarily toproping and doing a bit of leading for shorter routes. This rope feels particularly nice in the hand for being as fat as it is and I'd say you can't go wrong.