Matt Painewrote a review of Beal Ice Line Unicore Golden Dry Climbing Rope - 8.1mm on December 5, 2016
Yes, the rope itself is good. Like most modern ropes, the sheath is solid, no water/ice issues. It is solidly built and I have never had any reasons for concerns. There are two complaints here: Why not include a halfway mark? It costs them nothing and helps climbers tremendously. Some companies changes sheath patterns, and they can't even give us a halfway mark?. While I rarely use it as a single rope, it is nice to have. The bigger issue, and the reason I may never buy another Beal rope again, is that these are probably the worst coiled ropes on the market. Be ready to spend a couple hours prepping the rope to climb and a few long rappels to really get the kinks out. Most ropes these days are ready to climb upon purchase, but with Beal, I have to take a half day off work to get my ropes ready for the crag!