Photo taken by Joe Stylos Congratulations to Sterling Athlete Kevin Lindlau on sending his long-term project "A Line Above the Sky" D15 in the Italian D … read more about Kevin Lindlau Sends "A Line Above the Sky" D15
Sterling Rope Company, Inc. unveils a Design Clinic project through Smith College’s Picker Engineering Program. As a leading US-manufacturing company, Sterling will work with a team … read more about Press Release: Collaborative Project with Smith College
Ten Sleep RJ Griffis @pabloaguilar-esplanada It has been brought to our attention that it is possible that a small numbe … read more about NOTICE TO INSPECT: 6-8mm Accessory Cord Spools
The AZTEK (Arizona Technicians Edge Kit)multi-use rescue tool The AZTEK was created by Reed Thorne of Ropes that Rescue with Ste … read more about Aramid Fibers Testing for the AZTEK HD
We put together the following recommendations to help answer some of your questions about your ropes and equipment regarding the novel Corona virus, COVID-19 and other … read more about Cleaning and Disinfecting your Climbing Equipment
As the Technical Advisor here at Sterling, I handle a lot of customer service questions. One that I receive quite often is: Hey, I just measured my rope and it& … read more about How Long is My Climbing Rope?
So, you may be wondering, "When was my rope born? How can I tell, so I know when to retire it?" We're here to help you solve the mystery. Every single rope that comes o … read more about How Do I Read Sterling Lot Numbers?
As part of being a world-class life safety rope manufacturer, the R&D department at Sterling Rope has the ability to carry out a wide variety of tests on rope, webbing, hardware, and systems in a … read more about Sterling Test Facilities
I hope you can appreciate that we are not at liberty to disclose too much technical detail given the heavy R&D investment we’ve made and the proprietary natur … read more about What Goes Into the DryXP UIAA Water Repellent Treatment
3-sigma testing, determines the minimum break strength (mbs) of our ropes Sterling Rope uses 3-sigma testing, also known as the t … read more about What is 3-Sigma?
Back tie, also known as tieback, is a method for applying tension on an anchor in order to reduce or eliminate an undesirable leverage (moment) on that anchor. I was recently asked by Re … read more about Tie Back Testing: Which Method is Strongest?
Tree care professionals use rope in a variety of ways every day, sometimes in applications the rope manufacturer may never have even imagined or intended; and no matter how skilled, talen … read more about Arbor Rigging: Knots, Hitches and "Do Nots"
The simple answer is yes, they certainly can be. There are a couple of reasons why you want to keep your rope as dry as possible while climbing. R … read more about Are Wet and Icy Ropes Dangerous?
Bicolor and Bipattern Bumps It’s important to know where the middle of the rope is on a climbing rope, and the best way to de … read more about Bicolor and Bipattern Bumps
Many brands and styles of quickdraws (from the rock climbing world) on the market today come with rubber or elastic doodads (keepers) that keep the carabiners oriented pr … read more about Use of a Keeper on the Chain Reactor is Not Recommended
Marina Inoue It’s important to purchase your life-safety equipment from respected and certified manufacturers. Part of understanding this signific … read more about A Primer on Certifications
Rope Elongation One of the most critical elements in the specification of any rope is its measure of elongation: how much the rope stretches under varying degrees of load. Elongation … read more about Static Vs. Dynamic Ropes for Arbor Use
The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) promotes the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide by advancing safe and ethical mountain practic … read more about UIAA Certifications
Sterling is dedicated to producing the best possible product, and that means researching and testing our products thoroughly. Some testing is required for certification … read more about Testing: Abrasion Resistance
Sterling is dedicated to producing the best possible product, and that means researching and testing our products thoroughly. Some testing is required for certification, but that’s … read more about Testing: Fire Escape Anchors
Sara Fleetwood Sterling Product Engineer When designing our new CanyonLux rope, we sought out expert canyoneers and guides to test the prototy … read more about Testing: The New CanyonLux
Patric Santerre Industrial Designer-Architect The athleticism of an arborist swinging high in a tree cutting dead branches is impressive, as i … read more about The New Sterling Training Center
Drop testing for dynamic ropes Most standards for rope construction contain a requirement for drop testing. A drop test involves anchoring one end of the … read more about Sterling R&D Report: An Overview on Drop Testing
As part of new product development and ongoing product testing, we conducted a series of static and dynamic tests of popular hitches commonly used in the arbor industry … read more about Testing: Friction Hitch Cords