The Unicore treatment from Beal links the core and sheath together to limit movement between the two parts. Dynamic ropes that use this technology tend to retain their sheath diameter (it doesn't thicken over time), stay suppler, have better handling, and last longer overall than ropes without. This is a good, effective rope with nice handling characteristics for a stouter line.
- Beefy 10.2 diameter provides reassuring heft, while the slick sheath and supple handling give it the feel of a much thinner rope.
- Includes a Beal rope bag.
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.