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It’s not a trip without at least one long rappel.
- Static construction eliminates sawing over edges to increase cut resistance
- Durable Technora sheath has high heat resistance so it better handles the heat generated when you descend rapidly
- The 9mm thickness means this rope packs well for hiking portions of the canyon
- Green tracer woven into the sheath to increase visibility
- Item #STE0029
- Q & A
I love this rope. Crazy durability even on the terrible sandstone I rub it on. Very soft for a static rope. I have already dragged it through a few canyons and it is barely broken in. I expect to use this rope for a few years to come.
Sterling 9.5 mm CanyonTech Canyon Rope
Canyon Tech rigged for this final 80' free hanger out of the canyon.
35+ canyons without issue
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My 200 ft canyontech is a complete workhorse. I purchased it 3 years ago and it has been used in over 35 canyons (including Heaps, Imlay, Upper/Lower Jump, etc.). I am just now retiring it because it just doesn't seem right to keep using an old rope, but there is no fraying, no core-shots, no sheath damage.
I have had plenty of problems with other brands of ropes, but not 'ole faithful.
I don't care that it isn't as static as other options, it is the only canyoneering rope I will purchase.
Technora... More like CHUCKNORA
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This rope is great. I'm planning on this being my workhorse rope. I'm debating about cutting it into 2x100 or some variation. Why you ask? Because this thing takes a beating. I feel Like I would get more use our of it in shorter lengths. However cutting Technora will require a wrap or something at the cut ends. Technora does not melt like Nylon or Polyester. The Technora sheath is part of the Aramrid/ Kevlar family. The Nylon core is coated to help with water but if you are constantly in wet canyon I would consider the Canyon IV with the polypropylene core.
If your looking for a rope that can take a beating (or give one) like Chuck does, this is the rope for you.
Canyon tech in Rubio Canyon
Bought a 60 m canyon tech rope after taking an ATS course and have loved it. My go to rope for any canyoneering adventure in the San Gabriels.
This rope has now been through several canyons with larger groups using it. While it is definitely in need of a cleaning, it remains free of abrasions or any other issues. It does have a very slight stretch to it that is noticeable on raps over 100ft, but much less than ropes used by my buddies.
What is the claimed weight per 100ft? Can you provide actual weight as compared to the Sterling 9mm rope?
is this rope dry treated
is this rope dry treated
No, only the core is hydroponically treated, but not the outside so technically not a Dry-Rope...