"I use the bicolor version of the Evolution Velocity rope for most of my climbs. It's a great size for almost anything you are going to hit up, light enough to pack for some distance, but still heavy duty enough to take a beating. I think it is a good value too because it can take 6 big falls. The Evolution Velocity is dynamic enough to absorb a lot of the energy of a fall, and I have not had the sheath loosen up at all. The bicolor is a really nice feature too because when you are belaying both the climber and belayer can easily see which end they need to clip into."
The Evolution Velocity 9.8mm Rope by Sterling has it all and is our most popular of the Evolution series. Just the right amount of stiffness, so your rope doesn't flop during critical clips and its silky smooth sheath withstands abrasion and slides effortlessly to reduce rope drag. This is the rope of choice for Chris Sharma and is what he uses for working the toughest routes.
The Velocity 9.8mm Rope has it all and is our most popular of the Evolution series. Just the right amount of stiffness, so your rope doesn't flop during critical clips and its silky smooth sheath withstands abrasion and slides effortlessly to reduce rope drag. The Evolution Velocity 9.8 is the go-to rope for Chris Sharma when working routes. Now available in a limited edition Sharma Signature custom pattern designed by Chris. The Velocity is our best selling “do it all” rope in the sub 10mm size range, great for sport, trad, steep ice, and hard mixed routes. The lightweight, durability and great handling on this rope makes it perfect for both novice climbers and experienced athletes!
|Impact Force:||8.8 kN|
|Recommended Use:||sport climbing, trad climbing|
|Treatment Type:||Core Only|
|Sterling Velocity 9.8mm Dry Rope||$206.10 - $296.95|
|Sterling Evolution Velocity Bicolor Rope - 9.8mm||$242.10 - $282.42|
|Sterling Evolution Velocity Bicolor Dry Rope - 9.8mm||$269.10 - $313.92|
|Sterling Evolution Velocity 9.8mm x 60m Dry Rope||$206.00|
I just purchased the Blue one, looked at it, and there is no center mark on this particular color. Still seem like a good rope, I will update when I get it out on the rock this weekend.
OK now that I was able to climb on this a ton, I have found I love this rope!! If a fall is taken I like the catch on this rope. It has held up way nice on the rock. This has not frayed like some of my other ropes. It also seems to keep quite a bit of dirt out of it compared to my other ropes. This is my new favorite rope.
Sterling makes nice ropes. Runs nicely through pro and a belay device and feels good in the hand. Lighter for longer approaches which is a plus. Have even used it for glacier traversing when a lighter alternative wasn't available. It's held up great with no wear after a year of good use. It's a solid choice for a "do everything" rope
I've been using this rope fairly consistently for the last year, 3-4 days a week. I haven't had issues with it gathering dirt too bad and it feeds real nicely through the GriGri2. I also have not seen any considerable signs of wear/tear. Easily noticeable mid mark is a nice feature
I've climbed 30 pitches or so with this rope now and am very happy with its performance. Feels very solid and handles well. My only gripe: a $250 rope should have a marked middle. Come on Sterling, this is standard stuff! So that's why 4 stars. Otherwise, great rope.