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Sterling Rope News

Announcements direct from Sterling Rope

Dec 2016

thumbThis rope has it all and is our most popular of the Evolution series. Just the right amount of stiffness, so your rope doesn't...

Sep 2014

thumbThe 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...

Aug 2014

thumbThe 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...

Jun 2012

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

Feb 2012

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

Aug 2011

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

Jul 2011

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

Mar 2011

thumbDave Birkett, one of the UK's top climbers, has joined the Sterling Rope team that includes Chris Sharma, Kevin Jorgeson, Enzo...

Feb 2011

thumb"Climbers need rock + climbers need gear = climbing gear needs you + climbing shops need you." Sheffield's Si Berry of Beta...

Feb 2011

thumbThe New Chris Sharma Signature Velocity Rope from Sterling is now available in the UK in three different sizes 60m, 70m and 80m...

Sterling Rope Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Jun 2017

thumbMost climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however,...

Dec 2016

thumbWe compare eight of the best all-round sport climbing ropes, the sort of reliable workhorse that many will use as their sole rope...

Dec 2012

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

Jun 2011

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

Jan 2011

thumbMark Glaister puts three very different ropes produced for the various callings of the present day rock climber through their...