The rope with 9 lives. Time tells you to retire the rope, but the Kosmos Rope by Sterling Ropes tells you it still has more life left. Having to retire this rope is always a painful process. It has been your friend, winters in Patagonia, springtime in Joshua Tree, and summers in Rifle. At 10.2mm it looks, feels, and performs better than ropes half its size. The Kosmos will continue to lead the way and go where few have gone before.