How to use 9.4mm Stinger correctly, precautions, lifetime, care and maintenance with instructional pictures.
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9.4mm Stinger III 70m 2xDry
Designed for high-level climbers, this is the single rope preferred for very hard routes. Amateurs stand aside…
|Weight|| 59.0 g/m|
9.105 lbs / 4130 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.4 mm|
|Length (meters)||70 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||8 / 00|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||37.0 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.5 % / 0.0 % / 0.0 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||7.60 kN / 0.00 kN / 0.00 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core (aka Golden Dry)|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||38.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Rope End Marker||Yes|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
This is a great all-around medium-thickness climbing rope for intermediate and advanced climbers, ideal for alpine climbing with the Golden Dry coating and well suited for sport climbing as well. The soft ‘hand’ offers little resistance while pulling up rope to clip and helps save energy while leading. There are lighter ropes optimized for fast backcountry pushes and heavier ropes for workhorse abuse (wall climbing, gym training, excessive sport whipping), and this rope excels for everything in between. If you only own one rope, a 70 meter 9.4 mm Stinger isn’t a bad way to go.
Summary: The Beal Stinger, imported by Black Diamond, had just the right amount of stiffness for swift clipping — pull up a bight and slap it in. On the downside, that stiffness contributed to noticeable kinkiness and sheath wear after three or four days of intensive use.
Cons: Kinks easily. Sheath bristles up quickly.