We really could not organize the Ice Fest without Sterling Ropes…….really. We finally retired our demo and course ropes this summer by cutting them into hundreds of dog leashes. In steps John Branagan and Mark Wilford to save the day. Sterling has set the Ice Fest up with a whole new demo fleet of dry ropes! After years of having our hotel room draped in frozen ropes that were stiffer then cable, and a heater running full blast in a meager attempt to dry them- Sterling comes along and donates all new Dry ropes. I think the first toast Friday evening will go to John and the gang over at Sterling! Thanks so much for all of your support!
For over fifteen years now, Sterling Rope has been designing and manufacturing the highest quality, most technically advanced rope and cord for climbing. Our ropes for climbing and outdoor are designed for their specific purpose and as such we offer a broad range of great ropes from which to choose. Sterling ropes are made to perform extraordinarily well in all conditions due to our unique DryCore™ and Better Braid Technology™. These processes give you incredibly durable ropes that are smaller in diameter, lighter, and better handling, as well as dry cores, designed to keep moisture out and performance up.
Sterling Rope spent years researching and testing various solutions and treatment processes. We developed a process, using our own proprietary coating, that greatly improves dry treatment of rope. Studies have shown that wet ropes are more difficult to handle and their dynamic performance is drastically reduced. Our dry treated ropes provide an additional safety factor for alpinists, especially on ice, mixed ground and in winter. Protecting the rope from water absorption eliminates weight increase, risk of freezing in cold weather, and slows the wearing of the rope considerably.
In conventional ropes, it is usually only the sheath fibers that are dry-treated. Sterling Dry Ropes not only have a superior coating on the sheath, but also have DryCore standard on all its cores, reducing the ropes natural inclination to absorb moisture to greater levels. Sterling’s Arid system ensures a more effective and durable water resistance, while improving handling, resistance to friction, dirt, and durability.
Don’t forget we will have a full selection of Sterling Ropes at Ice Fest Headquarters at special pricing so you can take one home to send your next project! Check out all of the fantastic product that Sterling produces by clicking here!