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Opera Golden Dry Climbing Rope - 8.5mm

3 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews



Why We Like The BEAL Opera Golden Dry Climbing Rope

Weighing in at 48 grams per meter, BEAL's Opera Golden Dry Climbing Rope is the lightest single rope as well as the skinniest. Certified as a half, twin, or single, the Opera's 8.5mm diameter provides the ultimate versatility specifically designed for high-level climbers from sport senders to ice mountaineers. A Unicore construction bonds the sheath to the core for better abrasion-resistance, slippage elimination, and supple performance that glides through our belay devices and carabiners. BEAL's Golden Dry treats the core and the sheath for through-and-through water-resistance.


  • Versatile climbing rope for rock, ice, cracks, and bolts
  • 8.5mm diameter balances weight and strength for versatility
  • Golden Dry core and sheath treatment reduces water absorption
  • Unicore construction improves durability and handling
  • Middle mark helps you to easily identify center
  • 100% recyclable to reduce waste in landfills
  • Item #BEA000P
single, half, twin
Dry Treatment
Golden Dry
Static Elongation
[single] 8.4%
Dynamic Elongation
[single] 37%
Impact Force
[single] 7.4kN
UIAA Falls
[single, half] 5, [twin] 12
Center Mark
Sheath Construction
Unicore, nylon
Sheath Mass
Rope Weight
Claimed Weight
[50m] 5lb 4.6oz, [60m] 6lb 5.6oz, [70m] 7lb 6.5oz, [80m] 8lb 7.5oz, [90m] 9lb 8.4oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 3 year

Overall Rating

3 based on 2 ratings

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1 out of 5 stars

October 10, 2020

Weighs 55 g/m not the 48 g/m spec

Title says it all. I have a Beal Joker 9.1 and just opened the Opera 8.5 and thought "these weight the same?". I took the time to weigh the rope on two different scales and it came in at ~8.5 lbs. For 70m that is ~55 g/m way more than the 48 g/m advertised. Maybe the rope is actually 80m long? That would make the math work out..... not going to uncoil it and measure though. UPDATE: And I figured out the reason for this. Per Mountain Project at least. "As I and "SteveF" mentioned, the official way (IUAA?, EC?) used by manufacturers to measure rope weight per meter is to take a piece (?? how long, but probably about 2 to 3 meters) hang a 10kg weight from it for 1 minute. This puts some stretch in the rope. ( but less than the "% elongation" percentage, which is done with 80kg). THEN, mark a 1 meter length, then cut rope at the marks, and weigh the "1 meter" piece. The cut piece will, once it "returns" to its "normal un-stretched length", will be slightly shorter than 1 meter, and thus will weigh slightly less (in g/m) than a meter of "un-stretched" rope, i.e. the g/m arrived at by weighing the rope and dividing by its length in meters, whether the nominal meter length on the label, or the actual length as determined by measuring it on the ground."

Nicholas R
5 out of 5 stars

April 6, 2020

Best alpine rope

I've put it through the wringer

We have been using these ropes extensively at my guide service and have been amazed at the durability and lasting water repellency. I have also used this rope personally climbing everywhere from thousands of feet of granite rock climbing in Patagonia to long ice climbs in Alaska and wet climbs on Mt baker. It excels in all areas where weight and supple handling is a priority. It will be my go to climbing rope for a long time.

Connor C