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Sterling Fusion Photon DryXP Climbing Rope - 7.8mm

$89.95 - $273.95

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    Sterling's skinniest.

    The Fusion Photon DryXP Climbing Rope is Sterling's lightest, thinnest rope that's dual-certified as a half or twin, and this dry-treated option is especially ideal for ice and mixed multi-pitches. The DryXP treatment is Sterling's first dry treatment to meet UIAA's standards for eliminated water absorption. Sterling achieved this by treating both the core and sheathe to repel moisture, and this treatment also amps abrasion-resistance if you're climbing rock.
    • Half or twin rope for climbing ice, mixed, or multi-pitch rock
    • 7.8mm diameter is Sterling's lightest and thinnest
    • DryXP treatment offers UIAA-certified water resistance
    • Item #STE002K

    Tech Specs

    half, twin
    Dry Treatment
    Static Elongation
    [half] 11.7% [twin] 16.5%
    Dynamic Elongation
    [half] 35.3% [twin] 32.3%
    Impact Force
    [half] 5.6kN [twin] 8.7kN
    UIAA Falls
    [half] 5 [twin] 16
    Sheath Mass
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    ice climbing, mountaineering, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    rope up

      Great ropes, right out of the package they feel supple and soft. They are very easily distinguished from each other with their bold color difference. Dry coating seems pretty effective in keeping them from freezing up too badly ice climbing. As far as using them for multipitch rock, they are great but realize that they will wear much more quickly than a standard 9.4+mm climbing rope. Still worth it to have them in the rope pile!

      Confidence booster

        Bought matching 30m ropes, which allows for significant versatility. This rope is great for ski mountaineering. It’s light weight, dry treated, and has a good feel. It is easy to just throw the rope in my bag on days were we have unknown challenges, raps, or semi technical/exposed ahead. TBD on durability.