The Fusion Nano 9.2mm Climbing Rope by Sterling features super skinny construction yet still delivers high end performance and long term durability on extreme onsights, redpoints and alpine routes. This rock climbing rope has an innovative construction that creates a perfect balance of lighter weight and incredible durability, making it one of the preferred choices for climbers and athletes everywhere. An awesome rope for the climber who is pushing themselves to new thrilling limits.
|Impact Force:||8.4 kN|
|Recommended Use:||redpointing, onsighting|
|Sterling Nano 9.2mm Dry Rope||$264.95|
|Sterling Fusion Nano Dry 9.2 mm x 70 m Climbing Rope||$305.95|
|Sterling Fusion Nano Single Rope - 9.2mm||$194.45 - $226.85|
|Sterling Fusion Nano||$224.99|
I've owned a couple dozen climbing ropes over the past 20 years, and this is by far my favorite, especially with the belay device options that are now available to work perfectly with it (Faders Sum and Grigri 2). I abused my old Nano sport climbing for two seasons and it wore as well as any rope I've had. The hand is perfect and the impact soft. I'm not sure why Sterling doesn't use this same weave on more of their ropes. My only caveat is that I weight about 125lbs, and I have seen two Nano's sheathed by climbers in the 175-200lb range on sport routes where the rope ran over an edge that I have never seen do damage to any other rope. I use this AT model as a regular lead rope for short sport routes, and it is the bomb!
I used this rope in conjunction with a 7.8mm Sterling Photon for glacier travel and ski mountaineering in Antarctica and loved it. Both ropes are fantastic by themselves, but used together you get a huge range of flexibility. You can lead vertical ice/rock with the Nano, cross glaciers and rappel with it. The sheath has a beautiful "hand" to it and it flows easily over snow and through carabiners, yet also ties nice, tight knots. The Nano is a lightweight, but full strength rope. About the only thing you shouldn't do with it is "work" routes or take repeated falls in quick succession, but as a ski mountaineering rope, it is perfect.
I keep this rope in my pack incase I come across sketchy terrain. Sterling makes great ropes and the price is reasonable as well.