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Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by AggieCanyoneer, Apr 16, 2018.
Anyone have experience with the Sterling HTP 9 mm or the CanyonPrime 8.5 mm?
CanyonPrime is very supple, so as compared to stiffer rope (e.g. Imlay Canyon Fire):
- Loads/unloads easier in rap devices and raps smoother
- Knots easily, but well-loaded knots are significantly harder to untie, esp. when wet
- More predictable/consistent friction in devices, but offers substantially less friction than stiffer ropes
- Packs down smaller
- More likely to self-knot/tangle when pulling/stuffing/etc.
- Absorbs more water and takes longer to dry
- Significantly less durable
No experience with HTP.
A great resource for rope info: http://ropewiki.com/Rope_comparison
Sterling HTP is a good rope for the money, but it’s not really designed as a canyon rope. It’s a tad soft and light in the sheath. Fine for Zion canyons though. It rappels very smoothly and handles well.
I have a new rope coming out that you may want to look into....
Thanks guys! We just started a club up here at Utah State University and don’t have a huge budget which is why we are looking at these two ropes. We have a deal that gives us 40% off of them so we can get a 200 m spool for $300! We just need to order them soon because our first club trip down to North Wash is May 7-9! The University won’t allow us to do any canyons with a lot of water so our ropes shouldn’t be getting too wet. Figured that’s fairly important information when picking a rope.
As a bonafide University Club, you are eligible for a similar discount at Imlay Canyon Gear. Perhaps you would prefer purchasing from a company based in Utah.