The 10.1 Marathon Pro Dry Dynamic Rope by Sterling Ropes is considered by the outdoor industry and climbers alike, to be one of the most technically advanced ropes in the world. Quite a statement really, but when you break it down and look at their heavier denier nylon sheath construction, high tech Better Braid technology and proprietary DryCore maintenance of critical strength and stretch qualities in wet or icy conditions, you will actually agree.
Every climber has to have two top quality things when setting off on a route, a good solid rope and and even better belayer. You have to take care of your partner, Sterling takes care of the rope for you.
The Marathon Pro Dry Rope also is made with their proprietary DryCore technology, that will help maintain the original strength and elongation of your rope in wet or icy conditions. All of Sterling's ropes are treated with DryCore but dry treated ropes then go through a process to treat the sheath and in turn also treats the core again. According to Kurt Smith, Sterling's rep, "This is a pain staking process - we double dip the rope and do the treatment twice to really get it to bond to the nylon.."
*There is a $5 extra shipping fee due to the extra cost of shipping a heavy package. Rock/Creek pays the remainder of the shipping fee which averages about $10 to most locations.
The Marathon Pro 10.1mm Rope by Sterling can easily be described as the best all around rope for durability and handling. At 10.1mm, the Pro has performed to the highest standards on more routes than most of the competition combined. It features a low impact force and as with all of our ropes DryCore.
The Sterling Marathon Pro Dry Climbing Rope is the do-it-all line for sport and trad climbers who need a light rope for ultra-hard routes, but who don't want to wear it out every season. Its durable sheath stands up to the abuse of your next project, and easy-handling characteristics help you fire in quick clips when it's time for the redpoint. The Marathon Pro comes with a DryCore for times when you're climbing in the cold, wet alpine world and need a light single line for a steep, hard route.
|Dynamic Elongation:||35.30% Impact Force|
|Impact Force:||8.6 kN|
|Recommended Use:||trad climbing, working sport routes|
|Sterling Marathon Pro 10.1 mm x 60 m Climbing Rope||$159.96|
|Sterling Marathon Pro 10.1mm 50M Climbing Rope||$167.95|
|Sterling 10.1mm BiAthlon Pro Rope||$186.48 - $262.28|
I have used the marathon 10.1 for about 20 pitches (Shelf Road, Poudre Canyon, Penitente Canyon) now and I would recommend this rope to anyone that likes a rope (it feels like a 9.8) that is lightweight, incredibly easy to handle as well as super durable.