Category Archives: Climbing Ropes

Sterling Evolution Series Rope – Climbing Ropes

For over fifteen years Sterling Rope has been designing and manufacturing rope and cord for climbing. Sterling ropes are made to perform extraordinarily well in all conditions due to their unique DryCore and Better Braid Technology. These processes give you incredibly durable ropes that are smaller in diameter, lighter, and easier to handle, as well as dry cores, designed to keep moisture out and performance up.

So what is DryCore? DryCore is Sterling’s unique way of treating the core yarns so as to reduce yarn-on-yarn abrasion and moisture absorption. This provides the strength of your rope. If your rope gets wet, it loses critical strength and elongation will increase, a wet rope can lose up to 30% of its
strength. Ropes constructed with DryCore had less increase in elongation than standard ropes and maintained their strength characteristics while ropes without DryCore did not.

Sterling Evolution Rope

The Evolution series are Sterling’s original dynamic ropes. These ropes are constructed with the perfect balance of sheath to core, which results in the ideal weight?to?diameter ratio. In conventional ropes, it is usually only the sheath fibres that are dry-treated.

The Evolution series consist of Kosmos, Velocity and Duetto models. These ropes also have DryCore standard on all its cores and are suitable for all types of climbing. These ropes come in a generous range of styles and colours and with such performance claims, a versatile range and a sterling
reputation it’s no wonder climbers like Chris Sharma use them.

Edelrid Ropes – Climbing Rope Reviews

Edelrid are offering some nice ropes for 2011 additionally have succeeded in launching a collection of ropes that fulfil the stringent bluesign® standard. This Standard guarantees that throughout all production procedures, all raw materials in the ropes construction are vetted, ensuring only the most environmentally friendly processes possible are being used. A short rundown of the ropes available are Swift, Falcon, Eagle, Kestrel and Merlin.

Swift – An 8.9mm rope that complies with 3 rope standards. Aimed at sports climbers this rope offers minimal weight and diameter but can work just as well on ice and rock climbing routes.

Falcon – 9.4mm rope which is light weight and robust, great for mixed routes and ice climbing.

Eagle – 9.8mm rope marketed as a universal rope of alpine, indoor and crags.

Kestrel – 8.5mm low impact rope with lightweight construction this rope is suited to alpine climbing.

Merlin – 8.0mm minimum weight rope at 44g per metre with equally minimal diameter.

All the Edelrid ropes are treated with Edelrids Thermo Shield treatment providing increased handling. Additionally Swift, Falcon, Eagle and Merlin have the Pro Shield treatment and the Kestrel having Dry Shield Finishing.