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Sterling Duetto 8.4mm XEROS climbing rope

written by Robert Allen

Climbing light and fast 

When speed and agility matter on light fast climbs the lightest Sterling rope is their dynamic Duetto 8.4mm XEROS. This UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) Dry certified and EN892 tested and approved half-rope is slim, lightweight at 45grams per meter, easy to handle, and perfect for a wide range of uses - from hauling gear and long routes to ice-climbs and anywhere where dry weight portage is an important factor. Available in lengths from 30m, in ten-meter increments, up to 80 meters – there’s a Duetto that will suit your climb’s requirements. Built to the highest quality standards with Bluesign eco-accredited materials the Duetto 8.4mm XEROS has a dry-core and sheath, treated so as not to absorb water from rain, snow, slush or ice (max 5 percent absorption). Static elongation is 11 percent (dynamic 31.6 percent) and with a UIAA fall rating of 6. You just need to choose your length and whether coils of green or orange are going to take you to the summit and back…

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