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Reliable strength without the weight.
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
- Q & A
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- Familiarity: 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.
Rad Red Rope
- Familiarity: 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.
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?
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 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
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.
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