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Sterling Evolution Aero Standard Climbing Rope - 9.2mm


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    Evolution Aero Standard Climbing Rope

    Send sport projects with Sterling's superlight 9.2mm Evolution Aero Standard Climbing Rope. 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 good long time.

    • Durable sheath
    • Lightweight core construction
    • Item #STE000M

    9.2 mm
    Static Elongation
    7.7 %
    Dynamic Elongation
    33.4 %
    Impact Force
    8.5 kN
    UIAA Falls
    Claimed Weight
    56 g/m
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing
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    What do you think about this product?


    >Rating: 5

    All that you need

    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Reviewing a rope is pretty easy. How did it feel lugging it up the approach, and how did it perform when you're gripped and reaching for a clip. The 9.2 is great for weight reduction. Out of the box, the sheath was nice and smooth which made clipping a breeze. My challenge will be to keep it clean, and keep this rope awesome.

    >Rating: 4

    Rad Red Rope

    I've put it through the wringer

    Super smooth rope, starts out a bit stiff but will get noodely as soon as you use this a few times. Overall - great quality.

    >Rating: 5

    Sooooooo light

    I got sick of hauling a 9.8 around, this 9.2 makes a world of difference.


    What belay device can I use with this rope?

    Hey Folks, Here is a list of belay devices and the diameter ropes that work with them: Petzl Reverso 4 Item # PTZ0317 Dia: 8.9-11mm 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 Standard 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 Dia: 7.8-10.5mm 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 Dia: 7.5-10.5mm 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 Dia: 7.5-9.5mm 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! Jared D. Expert Gearhead 801.736.4336 jdowns@backcountry.com