The Sterling Velocity 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 is our best selling all-rounder 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!
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 proceeds from the Sharma Signature Rope benefit the Sharma Fund , a charitable organization dedicated to giving underprivileged kids the enriching experience of outdoor rock climbing.
We launched the Evolution series over 20 years ago and have continually updated it—infusing each rope in the series with the latest technolog —so they retain their well-earned position as the gold-standard dynamic ropes that adapt to whatever the climbing style or conditions call for.
Versatile and varied, the Velocity is our quintessential all-arounder. Suited for both rock and ice, the Velocity is the fl agship of our lineup: lightweight, durable, long-lasting and easy to handle. A favorite among world-renowned athletes like Chris Sharma for working routes, the Velocity is a must-have for kitting out any crag pack.