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eln


Feb 14, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Sterling SuperStatic 9mm for top rop anchors?
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I am curious if anyone has used this. I ordered it the other day. I've seen mention of people using the 3/8", and wondering if I should have got that instead. The 9mm will be lighter to carry, and it's rated at 23.4kN. It's much lighter than other static ropes I've seen.

http://www.sterlingrope.com/...90/_/9mm_SuperStatic

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You're good


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The most important thing is to always use rope protectors. I once had a brand new 10.5 cut half way through on a single climb.


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Have you calculated the difference between 3/8 inch and 9 mm? It's less than 10%. Both are fine for anchoring.


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Ok, thanks for the reassurance, guys.

I will figure out something to protect the rope, though around here (SF Bay Area), the rock seems to be more at risk from the rope. All the popular climbing routes have rope grooves in the rock.


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gunkiemike wrote:
Have you calculated the difference between 3/8 inch and 9 mm? It's less than 10%.
So one would think. But in reality, not so much. I own both 9mm and 3/8" static rope and can tell you that the 3/8" rope is considerably thicker. Although 3/8" only translates to 9.6mm, realistically, it is comparable to a 10mm dynamic rope.


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