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- Item #BEA0013
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Super Light Half Ropes
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Used these on a few easy alpine routes. Their super light weight, which is awesome, and they handle really well. So far the dry treatment is very impressive, keeping the ropes dry through a super wet, snowy couloir climb, although can't speculate on how long it will last.
The only downside is that they tangle like crazy. Probably unavoidable with any 8.1mm rope, but still something to note. Also, the pink one is about 1.5m longer than the yellow.
handles great, seems strong
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Right out of the bag this rope felt fantastic. It handles really smoothly and is nice and lightweight. I've mostly used it for less-than-vertical glacier-travel and I couldn't be happier. Even when it's time to unrope, it's light enough that it doesn't become a fight over who has to carry the rope on their back. Highly recommend this rope.
Price, high security, low weight, great choice!
I've got this double rope. Really an excellent choice for trad and ice climbing for extra security. Climbing with double rope gives you quite a bit more options and Beal makes a very competitive half rope in the ice line. I use it for trad climbing too on free climb routes. You can't beat the low impact force / weight comparison. Handles really nice and smooth. Ropes are several years old and they still feel really good, no weird spots.
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They have a great hand. The golden dry is really nice for ice and alpine climbing ,doesn't get wet!! They are super light weight too. All around great rope for alpine and ice climbing.
Not a question, but I don't want to give...
Not a question, but I don't want to give a review rating. I just bought these in 70 metres and they don't have centre markers.
Why are centre markers useful for halves? If you are doing a short rappel, it can save uncoiling the second rope while easily finding the midpoint.
Has anybody used these on alpine rock...
Has anybody used these on alpine rock routes? Good choice as well?
I've used these for a bit of alpine rock, and they seem to work great. You'll want to pay attention to where they rub on rocks, as an 8.1mm rope will wear out faster and be more vulnerable to getting cut (although having two ropes makes the getting cut less of an issue).
BC indicates "yes" as to the center marking....
BC indicates "yes" as to the center marking. Can anyone confirm that this one has the center marked?
The Beal Ice Line is indeed centermarked. This doesn't make a whole lot of sense, since you'll likely be climbing with two half ropes and therefore tying the two together for abseiling. Butnonetheless, it does have the center marked.
Micah, the center marking can be useful for estimating how much rope is left (and when the leader should look for a good belay location).
I'm looking for a double that will hold...
I'm looking for a double that will hold up better than my current ropes. How does the sheath hold up on these? Do they get all fuzzy easily or do they hold up pretty well?
If you get out climbing enough, you will ware ropes out. I've gone through several of these, and they seem to hold up quite well, handle well; and with twins & halves I usually try to replace one at a time as necessary.