UKC

Sterling Rope


About

Share this page

Twenty-five years is a long time, and we have seen a lot of change since we started in November, 1992. There were no smartphones, no Google search, faxes were just becoming the norm, and phone calls and personal visits were how you kept in touch with customers and friends. That is when Sterling was born.

We have been making the highest quality, most innovative static and dynamic rope and cord for decades. We were the first to offer a 48-carrier static sheath construction for greater durability and better handling. We came out with the first 100% Polyester static rope called the HTP, and were the first to offer 100% Technora heat and abrasion resistant ropes to the fire industry; helping FDNY create the first escape kit. Even our accessory cords were constructed differently; utilizing our innovative sewn tacks and eyes. Our ropes and cords are seen on the most technical rescues, in the tallest trees, on remote missions as well as hazardous job sites and are there to get people home safely, day after day.

Throughout our 25-year history, we have grown not only our product line, but our people. We’ve seen young high school and college grads start with us, get married, have kids and send those kids to college. We’ve advanced folks from the production floor to supervisors and managers, from customer service to directing sales, from interns to engineers. Each of us has a passion for creating great product, a cool culture, and servicing wonderful customers. Our communities have grown along with our involvement in them. Our products give our customers the Freedom to Focus, regardless of whether they are working on rope, using rope for safety or rescue purposes, or climbing recreationally. They can focus on the task at hand and not have to worry about their gear.

Follow brand on Social Media
Website

Featured Review

Sterling Evolution Duetto Rope

With the 8.4mm Duetto, Duncan Campbell thinks he's found his ideal all-round trad half rope


Sponsored Athletes

Sterling Rope supports these althetes


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little extra thought could prove worthwhile. We compare 11 current models.

Mid-range Sport Ropes

We compare eight of the best all-round sport climbing ropes, the sort of reliable workhorse that many will use as their sole rope both indoors and out. So which is right for you?

Lightweight Sport Climbing Ropes

The UKC team take a look at 6 lightweight ropes for sport climbing and trad climbing varying in diameter from 8.9mm to 9.4mm.

A Visit to Sterling Rope in Maine: How Ropes Are Made

Ever wondered how climbing ropes are made? Earlier this year Mick Ryan paid a visit to Sterling Rope in Biddeford,...

Edelrid Swift, Tendon Ambition, Sterling Nano

Mark Glaister puts three very different ropes produced for the various callings of the present day rock...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

The Sterling Evolution Velocity 9.8 - Perfect for Christmas

This 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.

OutDoor 2014 - Harnesses and Ropes

The harness and rope report is the second in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of climbing gear is going to be. Loads of sexy new harnesses this year.

OutDoor 2014 - Climbing Hardware Report

The hardware report is the first in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of climbing gear is going to be. This year there are a lot of new and exciting belay devices and a neat development in wired...

Sterling Rope Marathon Pro

Pete Whittaker gives his feedback on the Marathon Pro, which Sterling rope describe as 'the best all around rope for durability...

Hardware, Footwear and Accessories

The final ISPO Munich 2012 report: some interesting new climbing and walking equipment to look out for this season, plus...

OutDoor 2011 - Ropes Report

At OutDoor 2011 most rope manufacturers were continuing the trend of thinner ropes with better handling. There were also some interesting...

Daila Ojeda Joins The Sterling Rope Team

Daila will be part of the International Sterling Rope team that includes Chris Sharma, Nicolas Favresse, Enzo...


All Sterling Rope Posts

Title Post Type Category Date