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Lightweight durability evolved.
Sterling's 9.2mm Evolution Aero Dry Climbing Rope gives you a superlight performance on sport, mixed, and ice routes. The Evolution Aero achieves an ultralight weight thanks to Sterling's innovative core construction that also allows for a smoother belay. Pair that core with a durable sheath, and you'll be enjoying this lightweight rope for a surprising amount of time. Sterling treated this Evolution Aero with DryCoat for water-resistance.
- DryCoat water-resistant treatment
- Durable sheath
- Lighter weight core construction
- Item #STE000O
- Q & A
The Best for all things Rock.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
With a price tag to prove it. If it wasn't for the cost, I would have already stock piled a few coils of Aeros just to behold them.
I climb trad/sport, multi pitch, alpine and cragging. I own a Beal, a Blue Water, and three Sterlings (the Velocity, Helix, and Aero). I use the Aero solely for trad, multi pitch and cragging.
The Aero is by far and away my most preferred rope for supple handling, durability, weight to strength ratio, and down right aesthetic. I cannot recommend this single rope more for said purposes.
the description mentions bi-pattern but the picture and name do not indicate this. is it a mistake?
Brian, we will get our description changed ASAP. The true bi-pattern version of this can be found here http://www.backcountry.com/sterling-evolution-aero-bi-color-climbing-rope-9.2mm
If you have anymore questions feel free to send me an email or call!
What belay device can I use with this rope?
Here is a list of belay devices and the diameter ropes that work with them:
Petzl Reverso 4
Item # PTZ0317
Comments: The Reverso 4 goes down to an 8.9mm rope but I would not use a worn or seasoned Reverso 4 with this 9.2mm Sterling Evolution Aero Dry rope.
Black Diamond ATC Guide
Item # BLD1265
Dia: 9-11mm (Single ropes) 7-11mm (Half & Twin ropes)
Comments: I'd say this might not be the ideal belay device to pair with this rope since it is on one end of the range. This would be a good device if you plan on using the ropes in a half or twin rope system.
Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device
Item # ELR000K
Comments: This is more the ideal device to pair with this rope as 9.2mm is more in the middle of the range for rope diameters. And the auto-locking feature is a big plus that the other devices don't have.
Mammut Wall Alpine Belay Device
Item # MAM004D
Comments: This would be a better alternative to the Reverso4 or the BD ATC Guide if you are not a fan of the Edelrid Mega Jul.
Mammut Smart Alpine Belay Device
Item # MAM0490
Comments: Some folks love this device while others find it to a bit of a paradigm shift in belay technique but similar to the Mega Jul. It takes a bit of getting used to.
Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!