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Sterling Evolution Velocity Bi-Color Rope - 9.8mm

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    9 Reviews


    A light durable cord for hard redpoints and all-day routes.

    Uncoil the Sterling Evolution Velocity Bicolor Rope when it's time for a redpoint attempt on an elusive project, or a lengthy multi-pitch where quick clipping is key. The Evolution Velocity boasts just the right stiffness for easy clips and reduced drag. A low impact rating complements a low weight, while an intuitive bicolor design keeps you safe and aware of when you reach the center point.
    • Item #STE0056

    Tech Specs

    9.8 mm
    Dry Treatment
    Static Elongation
    Dynamic Elongation
    UIAA Falls
    Impact Force
    8.8 kN
    Claimed Weight
    62 g/m
    Recommended Use
    rock climbing
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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Nice rope,Feels great and handles well. It seemed to get

    dirty pretty fast, after two outings and using a rope bag.

    I was kind of bothered by the center markings. After the rope got dirty it was hard to distinguish the middle. A more pronounce weave pattern would be great. The extra fibers used to find the center always bothered me when belaying. I can see it's benefit when rope handling or repelling in the dark. But the extra fibers started to fray after a few days of climbing on granite. This started to bother me a lot. The next rope I buy will have a smooth center.


    Sterling did it right

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The silver dual pattern is sick. First 70mm rope we have purchased, and it is working like a charm. Easy to use and is holding up to the wear and tear. No real falls on this rope yet, to determine elongation properties. The silver bi color is easy to use finding center, and hopefully will help hide as it gets a little dirty.

    Can't Go Wrong With This Rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This rope handles like a dream. I love climbing with it.

    The bi pattern makes for easy descents and a quick glance at the rope tells you where you are so no worries there!!

    The only other rope I have used as much as the Stirling Velocity is the Petzl Contact. Compared to the Contact, the Velocity is a little looser in your hand, while the Contact is a little more firm/ridged. Both handle great!!!

    With very little kinking problems, a nice bright green color, and the option for 70m length you can't go wrong with the Stirling Velocity!

    Can't Go Wrong With This Rope

    Amazing Rope Amazing Rope

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I started climbing a few months ago and since I started going pretty often decided I needed my own gear and bought this rope. Amazing feel when belaying, it great for descending in a rappel mode since its bicolor so you easily know when you've reached the middle, everyone who's used it automatically falls in love with it and the diameter is great with both the reverso and grigri2. LOVE IT!

    Kitties Prefer Sterling, Period

    Kitties Prefer Sterling, Period

    Again, nice work Craig!

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    Old Faithful

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Sterling Evolution Velocity rope is by far the most durable and longest lasting rope in my quiver. This is true today, as it was years ago. Owning multiple ropes does for different types of climbing does not come cheap, but the Velocity stands up to any test. It performs extraordinarily well as a long sport climbing day, or for that hard, single-pitch trad project. As an ice climbing rope the thicker diameter of the Velocity ensures that you feel safe with all of the pointy hardware flying around you and performs when wet and semi-frozen.

    It is true that Sterling ropes get a "fuzz" on the sheath of them, but do not let this fool you into another brand. The Velocity is the most durable rope that I have ever had and have been amazed at what type of abuse it can withstand.

    Great rope and would recommend this particular diameter for the one-and-only rope you'll need.

    I have been really looking forward to a bicolor rope and got this in the mail today. When I was flaking it out I noticed some fraying on the sheath. Obviously the core is still good but should I return it because it's frayed out of the box?

    Yes. even though the core is still good, with time, the fray will only get larger. Then thats a 200 dollar rope just wasted in half the amount of time. When your climbing your rope is your only point of safety. So having a frayed rope isn't the best idea.