The ultimate alpine setup, this pair of half ropes are light, as impermeable as ropes can be, and have smooth handling characteristics. The Golden Dry aspect (sheath and core are both treated) makes them fluid when running over rock and through your device. Unicore technology bond the sheath and core, so if the sheath is nicked or cut, the rope won't bunch, so it stays flexible and passable through your device. It adds a measure of security that's indispensable for ultra-thin ropes.
- Dry Cover treatment on the sheath resists dust, humidity and abrasion and improves handling.
- Golden Dry core treatment resists water-absorption and reduces water weight gain.
- Unicore technology adds security by bonding the sheath and core.
- Low impact force.
- Sold as a pair.
- Beal plants a tree for every rope sold.
|Ideal for||Snow and ice climbing|
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.
|Dry (UIAA certified)|
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.
|Halfway pattern change||No|
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.