the rope works. I've climbed 4 months in Australia, Thailand and China on this rope. 4-5 days a week. It's caught a lot of falls, heaps of them. The middle of the sheath hasn't worn badly, it goes over rough edges well, but the ends are wrecked and need to be chopped every other week.
As a 9.9mm rope it is now handling and visble looks/feels like a 10.3, not even close to my friends 9.8s and now it locks up in grigs. It was said to be 'dry treated' but never performed outstandingly. It picked up a lot of dirt quickly. The halfway-mark is pretty hard to spot on my maroon and brownish rope. It came with a very very poor quality ropebag that fell apart after about 3 weeks of regular use.