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.