For anything from single-pitch sport to long days on big walls. The diameter makes it heavier, but the safety reserves in terms of falls and cutting are increased. Weight conscious alpinists, sport climbers, or climbers stringing pitches together may wish to choose a lighter rope however.
- Beal hand provides a softer rather stiffer feeling cord.
- Offers a soft catch with a low initial impact force with a bit more stretch.
- Dry treatment is appropriate for ice, alpine, and mountaineering.
- Black Mark ink indicates half-way point.
Dry ropes have a water-resistant treatment on both core and sheath. Dry (UIAA certified) ropes have both core and sheath treated, plus meet the UIAA Water Repellent standard by passing a stringent test where a soaked rope cannot absorb more than 5% of the rope's weight.
Maximum elongation in the first UIAA test fall, where a weight is attached to the rope and then dropped. Higher numbers indicate stretchier ropes.
In controlled tests, a weight is suspended from the rope (not dropped). Higher numbers indicate stretchier ropes.
The amount of force, in kN, that the first UIAA fall puts on the falling object. Less impact force puts less force on the climber, belayer, and protection during a fall.
UIAA fall rating
Indicates the number of consecutive falls a rope withstood during testing in a controlled environment. The number is for reference only, and does not indicate the number of falls a rope will withstand during actual use or over its lifespan.