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Stay safe in the vertical world by maintaining your current center mark or adding a new one when necessary. The Beal Rope Marker keeps you current on rope geography so you don't find yourself in an easily-avoidable dangerous situation.

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3 5

Worked well

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

I didn't want to risk anything with something I trust my life with so I bought this. My life is worth more than saving $8 (although I have no doubt using a non-solvent marker works fine).

Seems to be holding up fine after one big climbing trip in Yosemite. The bottle resealed fine for future uses and was easy to apply.

NOTE: The bottle has reverse threads!!! I couldn't open it then after nearly breaking the plastic bottle with two pliers I figured it out...and it was very easy to open. So it's not lefty...loosey! Just a heads up.
3 stars = adequate for the job

4 5

Can also use any water-based marker

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bluewater has a good discussion on their FAQ about middle markers. They recommend any non-solvent based marker, particularly Sharpie's Rub-A-Dub laundry pen (which you can get for $2 on Amazon). and click on FAQs at top. Here's what they say:

"Marking pens are fine to use on ropes as long as they are water based laundry markers. Years ago solvent based markers were the norm. Some of the solvents used in these old pens could reduce the strength of the sheath strands marked. These days most pens are water based so this is not as much of an issue as in years passed. We recommend a Sharpie 'rub a dub' laundry marking pen."

How To: Mark a Rope

Here is a little video on how to mark your rope with the Beal Rope Marker. This rope marker is specially made for marking climbing and Rappelling ropes without damaging the sheath. It can be a little messy so be prepared for that.

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Additional Information from Beal's Website- this specifies the rope brands that this is safe to use on, according to Beal.

"Only for use on the ropes listed on the container :
Beal - Blue Water - Edelweiss - Camp - Lanex - Maxim by New England - Millet - PMI - Roca."

-Just thought that might be important to have here if anyone need to know.

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Note to self: Wear rubber gloves when doing this !!!