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Sterling Fusion Nano IX DryXP Climbing Rope - 9mm

$241.95 - $308.95

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Fusion Nano IX DryXP Climbing Rope

Sterling certified the Fusion Nano IX DryXP Climbing Rope as a single, half, or twin rope for versatility in the vertical world. Its skinny 9mm diameter feels right whether you're redpointing sport projects, tackling long trad lines, or even mountaineering ice or mixed lines. The new DryXP treatment is Sterling's first dry treatment to meet UIAA's standards for eliminated water absorption. 

  • Single, half, or twin climbing rope for rock, ice, or mixed
  • Skinny 9mm diameter ideal for advanced belayers and climbers
  • DryXP treatment meets UIAA's standards for water absorption
  • Middle marker helps set up rappels
  • Item #STE002I

single, half, twin
Dry Treatment
Static Elongation
[single, half] 7% [twin] 3.6%
Dynamic Elongation
[single] 26.4% [half] 27.6% [twin] 25.3%
Impact Force
[single] 8.5kN [half] 6.6kN [twin] 10.4kN
UIAA Falls
[single] 6 [half] >15 [twin] >20
Center Mark
Sheath Mass
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
ice climbing, sport climbing
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 2


I've used it several times

I´ve used this rope about 5 times and it looks like if the sheath is about to reveal the core of the rope. It runs super great on belay devices but would not recommend it if you plan to use it consistently.

>Rating: 4

decent rope

I've used it several times

its been pretty much everything I need in a rope, I've taken it out about 15 days out so far and have been very pleased. the two things I would say negative about it though is that it still seems pretty stiff after 15 plus days of long trad climbs and multiple sport pitches, and it collects a lot of dirt and looks very dirty. I have the 70m orange. overall solid rope though.

>Rating: 5

Amazing thin 9.0 rope!

I've put it through the wringer

Love this rope! The 70M is 1.2 pounds lighter than the Sterling Aero (9.2mm) or Fusion Ion (9.4mm) according to my scale at home. Those pounds make a big difference on long, multi-hour alpine approaches. The thin diameter significantly reduces rope drag too. I originally only used this sparingly for multipitch climbs, but when a large, loose block fell on my rope and severed the sheath, I used the remaining 30M for gym climbing and whipped on this bad boy weekly for over 8 months before finally retiring it. It's more durable than you think!! Now I've got a fresh 70M bi-color and a fresh 60M bi-color ready for future adventures!