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Marathon 10.3

Average Rating = 4.29/5 Average Rating : 4.29 out of 5
Item Details | Reviews (7)
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All-around ropes need to be durable enough to perform in all types of climbing, yet still handle well and be lightweight. The 10.3 meets this criteria and more. It features a supple, abrasion resistant sheath and our standard DryCore construction giving you a rope that is strong, drier, and long-lasting.

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: taraus_de_bull, 2005-05-04

Handles extremely well. Could be a little more durable. The shealth abraides easier then my bluewater ropes.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: coylec, 2004-06-13

Big and beefy. Used it for everything from TR to aid.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: ramylson, 2004-04-22

Owned several of these cords, and I'm sure I'll own several more. Great rope with good feel for clipping, solid and well constructed, and you just can't beat the DryCore (keeping the guts of the rope dry and clean).
This rope will take anything you throw at it.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: scubasnyder, 2004-02-10

This is one of the better ropes i have used, although i think for some reason that it was 11mm, it was awsome on big falls. Never trusted any rope like this one until it got cut a bit over a ledge. Looking to get a mammut rope next, but i think this rope is great.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: moss1956, 2004-02-09

I owned two of these. About the third time out on the first one, I took a fall where the rope got pulled across a sharpt edge and the sheath was cut open. I removed the section of the rope leading up to the cut and continued to climb on the rope for the rest of the season. The second, I never had to trim. The sheath is really good on these ropes, after much abuse the sheath is still tight and doesn't have fuzz on it like some. My biggest beef with Sterling ropes is that when they are new they are really, really kinky. If you were being belayed by someone who wasn't all that competent, the tight kinks in the rope could get you in trouble.
The kinkiness goes away after about 10 uses of the rope.

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