- Special ink for marking climbing ropes
- Ink resists rope-stiffening, water, and abrasion
- Small roller at the tip enhances inking
- One container makes 30 marks
- Item #BEA0018
What do you think about this product?
June 9, 2016
Easy to use
I bought this to use on a dry mountaineering rope. I was able to simply mark tie in points. No more paying out arms lengths of rope to measure. Application was easy. Mask, apply, and let dry.
April 19, 2016
It takes about 1-3 days for it to fully dry. When it's dry, it stiffens the rope a bit. But it is super dark and very visible! It's only tested on a few manufacturers: "Beal - Blue Water - Edelweiss - Camp - Lanex - Maxim by New England - Millet - PMI - Roca."
November 4, 2015
Works great investment
Any climber knows the middle mark is important so why not make it visible and easy to locate. Also can be used for marking slight damages just things to keep your eye on. Let your friends borrow it and gain PR points.
May 7, 2015
The middle marks on my rope had completely disappeared so i figured it was worth the 20$ to mark it again. Im glad i did. I have only been out with my rope a few times since marking it but the marks seem to not be fading. I would definitely recommend this product
April 24, 2015
I've used this to Mark and 80M rope that did not have a middle mark as well as remarking some of my ropes where the original marks have worn off. That said, it works very much as advertised. If you're a little more careful than the gentleman in the video posted you don't need rubber gloves. One swipe is all it really needs to mark well. Mine was dry but smelled like marker after 20 minutes and was completely dry the next morning (about 12 hours).
November 1, 2013
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 UPDATE: I'm retiring the rope that has been marked and you can still se the mark. It has lasted great. Better than the markings on other ropes I had from the manufacturer. I'll go up to a 4 star
September 23, 2013
Can also use any water-based marker
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). http://www.bluewaterropes.com/ 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."
June 7, 2012
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.
May 20, 2013
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." http://bealplanet.com/sport/anglais/pro-ropemarker-access.php -Just thought that might be important to have here if anyone need to know.
August 12, 2014
Note to self: Wear rubber gloves when doing this !!!