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Think a rope this light and versatile must be a joke? Think again.

As the only rope in the world certified as a single, half, and twin rope, the Beal Joker 9.1mm Rope gives you complete versatility for everything from sketchy ice pitches to sport testpieces to snowy ridge climbs. Its ultra-thin diameter gives it a low overall weight, and the Dry Cover treatment stops the rope from absorbing water and freezing in the mountains and enhances durability for multiple days at the crags. Tie into the Joker, and climb any route, in any conditions.

  • Certified as a single, half, and twin rope
  • Dry treatment for winter use
  • Dual-pattern sheath to make finding the middle effortless

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5 5

Great rope

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this for a full season of alpine climbing and I don't have any complaints. It's light, runs and handles well. Even the dry cover holds up well to a full day on snow and ice. I liked it enough that I bought a second in the unicore golden dry version to use as a double. It is quite a bit more supple than the new unicore version.

4 5

Nice Rope...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great,lightweight cord. Used it on a traverse and it didn't feel too heavy or cumbersome in the pack. It handles really well, but it did get a little kinky after a few pitches. Hopefully that will improve as I use it. I doubt I'll ever take it sport climbing but it's definitely not designed for that. A good minimalist rope for redpointing and long days in the alpine.

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4 5

Complex Concept

Very versatile. I have never used it for anything other than a single rope in alpine, trad, and or hard multi pitch climbs. And it excelled at that do to its very low weight for a single rope and dry treatment. The only down side is the few falls its rated for.But the middle mark is very nice. I would consider using as a half rope but the impact force and weight are fairly high for that as compared to 8.1mm ropes. And twin I don't really see the use of that technique. But if I was on a tight budget I would buy two and have the versatility of all three styles but with only 2 ropes instead of 5 and the gear to conquer the world.