Sterling Quest XEROS 9.6 mm Dry Rope

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A thinner version of the Velocity rope, the Sterling Quest XEROS 9.6 mm dry rope is a lightweight, durable workhorse ideal for every type of climber and discipline.

  • Features

    • Perfect for people looking for the ideal balance of weight and durability; smooth sheath reduces gear drag while its mid-9 mm diameter keeps things light
    • UIAA Dry certified built with Sterling XEROS technology
    • Part of the nylon filament manufacturing process, XEROS technology is a permanent core and sheath dry treatment that ensures individual yarn fibers are water resistant
    • Since it's built into the core and sheath, there's no tacky or sticky coating to pick up dirt
    • XEROS is PFOA-free and reduces waste, energy use and labor, all without a price premium
    • Includes a middle mark
    • UIAA 101
    • CE EN 892
    • 95% of the raw rope fibers at Sterling get made into finished products; remaining waste gets recycled or upcycled into non–life safety products
    • Send your used Sterling dynamic rope to the Sterling recycling department so the materials can get a second life; they also accept non-Sterling dynamic ropes
    • Rope manufacturing facility runs on 100% renewable energy
    • Sterling offsets 100% of their carbon emissions by purchasing carbon offsets from Climate Neutral and Arbor Day Foundation

    Made in USA.

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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Rope Type

    Single Rope

    Rope Style


    Rope Length (m)

    9.6 MM x 60 M: 60 meters

    9.6 MM x 70 M: 70 meters

    Rope Diameter (mm)

    9.6 millimeters

    Impact Force

    9.1 kilonewtons

    Dynamic Elongation

    29 percent

    Static Elongation

    7.7 percent

    UIAA Falls


    Dry Treatment

    Dry Core And Sheath


    9 lbs. 6.6 oz.

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