With its smooth sheath, the Sterling Velocity 9.8 x 60 m Climbing Rope clips easily, resists abrasion, and slides effortlessly across the rock, reducing drag, making it perfect for everything from sunny sport climbs to long multipitch climbs. Lightweight, durable, and with great handling this rope is perfect for both pro and novice climbers alike.. . . . . Just the right amount of stiffness, so your rope doesn't flop during critical clips. Silky smooth sheath withstands abrasion and slides effortlessly to reduce rope drag. Lightweight and durable. Great for everything from sport climbing to multipitch traditional climbing .