Well, how many people at the Gunks are climbing on ropes made by a US manufacturer?
I have 2 Sterling ropes. It helps that one was a freebie for helping with one of their events, of course.... But I do like their ropes.
Item of Note: Someone once said that Sterlings get your hands blackened really quickly, more than other brands. I found that difficult to believe....but it did make me feel a little better, since my ropes rub off black pretty badly. I always thought I was just a piggy with rope care.
Does anyone know if there is any truth to this "Sterling/black hands" idea?