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Beal Joker Unicore Dry Cover Climbing Rope - 9.1mm


Joker Unicore Dry Cover Climbing Rope

Thanks to its skinny 9.1 diameter, low weight, and advanced dry treatments, the Beal Joker Unicore Dry Cover Climbing Rope is as equally suited to difficult sport routes as it is to soaking-wet alpine excursions. The Unicore construction eliminates sheath slippage, and the Dry Cover sheath treatment guarantees a high level of water and humidity resistance.

  • Dry Cover technology coats each sheath fiber with a polymer treatment for high resistance to water, humidity, and dirt
  • Unicore construction eliminates sheath slippage in wet conditions or when the sheath is accidentally severed
  • Small 9.1mm diameter and a low weight of 53 g/per meter allow the Joker to perform as a single, double, or twin rope
  • Guaranteed impact force rating of 8.2KN ensures a soft catch
  • 6-7 UIAA fall rating ensures many days of reliable use at the crag
  • Item #BEA0019

Dry Treatment
Dry Cover
Static Elongation
Dynamic Elongation
Impact Force
UIAA Falls
Sheath Construction
Rope Weight
Claimed Weight
[50m] 5lb 13.5oz, [60m] 7lb 1.7oz, [70m] 8lb 2.9oz, [80m] 9lb 5.6oz
Recommended Use
multipurpose climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

All my friends love this rope

I've used it several times

This rope is awesome. I’ve taken it on all sorts of climbs. It’s my go to rope for any climb where I’m worried about weight. The unicorn gives me confidence in the alpine. An it’s light weight 9.0 diameter cuts down on the rope drag on long trad pitches. It would not be the first rope id buy because of the skinny diameter a vigilant belay is absolute It definitely slips threw the device easily an requires more pressure then say a rope with a 9.8 diameter would take to hold a climber in a fall. it also has a slick finish that I find a lot beal ropes have that adds to That as well . But if your an experienced climber looking for a skinny lead rope buy it! I promis you will have a new favorite rope.

>Rating: 5

My Go 2 Rope

I’ve climbed with this on multiple trips to City Of Rocks, Idaho. When brand new it tends to bunch and not flake well but after a little break in....perfecto. I have yet to take any major falls on it but it has held up well to course rock. My buddy I climb with liked mine soo much he got one himself. I love the bright color

>Rating: 2

Not so bomber...

I've used it several times

This was my first Beal rope, and I am pretty bummed about it's performance. I had heard good things about it for alpine use, and liked what I saw when the rope first came. It handles well, and seems like a sturdy line. It is a bit dynamic, but it was used on a lot of moderate routes and didn't need to catch tons of falls. Bought about a year ago, my joker lasted two climbs (7 pitches) before suffering a core shot. It got stuck in a flake during a rappel, and when flicked out it was cut fairly deep. Warranty doesn't cover this of course, and it made me worried about how strong their sheath material actually is. Unicore looks like amazing tech, but I'll be sticking to ropes from brands that I trust a bit more. Mammut, Eldridge, and Black Diamond all make excellent products, none of which have failed me like this.

>Rating: 5

Back for more!

I've put it through the wringer

Based off my last review, the Beal Joker Climbing Rope lasted for a year and a few months, which is pretty long for me. I usually replace my rope a little less than a year, and the Joker is certainly the skinniest line I've ever purchased. I loved it whether I was on a roadside project or high in the alpine. For the price, this rope is certainly one of my favorites, and this new blue one definitely won't be the last Joker I ever climb with.

>Rating: 5

How many batteries?

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

On this rope's first outing, another climber asked how many batteries this neon orange rope takes. Lucky, it only takes three AAA's, but that's beside the point. So far, I've loved using this rope on wandering multi-pitches. On routes where I usually get a lot of drag, this skinny, superlight beauty slides around corners with ease. It has a supple feel through belays, and stays secure when you're holding weight. I have yet to fall on this rope yet, but I'll add more to this comment when I finally do.

>Rating: 5

Great light single rope

I've put it through the wringer

I am a Beal athlete and professional mountain guide. I have used the Joker unicore in Nepal, Canada, Washington and locally in Utah. Despite a thin 9.1 diameter, I trust my life to it on large alpine faces, and as a redpoint rope for difficult mixed and rock climbs. I highly recommend this product for alpinists looking for a light single rope, or those looking to shed a bit of rope weight for harder single pitch climbing. The first thing I noticed about the Joker was how supple a cord it is, however, I have been really surprised by its durability. My joker unicore has survived a Nepal expedition, a winter of mixed climbing, a spring rock climbing, and is still going strong.

>Rating: 5

Love this rope

This is my favorite rope I have every climbed on, it has a bit of stretch which doesnt bother me at all in sport climbing but this would be a bad choice if you do a lot of top roping. very impressed with its durability as well.


Beal Joker Cut Test

This video shows how Unicore increases the safety of a climbing rope.


Beal Joker Unicore Dry Cover Rope