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For 2013, Beal has added more ropes to its UNICORE line. From a diameter of 8.6mm and up to 10.5mm, there is now a UNICORE rope for every type of climbing.
New to the UNICORE ranks and joining last years DIABLO 9.8mm and 10.2mm are the Ice Line 8.1mm, Cobra 8.6 mm, Joker 9.1mm, Tiger 10mm, and Top Gun 10.5mm. Since it's introduction the DIABLO has received rave reviews for it's handling and safety features.
What Is Unicore?
Ropes featuring UNICORE bind the sheath to the core without affecting the ease of use and suppleness of the rope, even under the most adverse conditions sheath slippage is reduced or totally eliminated, especially in such instances as top roping or active belaying.
Should the sheath be cut or torn on a rope featuring UNICORE the sheath and core will remain bonded together allowing the user to be able to pass any damaged section using proper techniques, markedly enhancing safety.
With the UNICORE process:
New UNICORE Ropes for 2013
Ice Line 8.1mm
Already considered to be the must-have rope for ice climbers and expert alpinists alike with its extreme fluidity and very low impact force the ICE LINE UNICORE now benefits from extra security – indispensable on a thin rope. More info
A classic for adventure climbing. Light and free-running for ease of use on long routes, on the crag and in the Alps.
Technical and robust enough to sustain the most difficult loads and now benefitting from all the advantages of the UNICORE technology. More info
After being the first thin rope on the market to meet the requirements for all three standards for dynamic ropes, JOKER now benefits from the latest UNICORE technology.
The JOKER, at one and the same time a single, double, and twin rope, will delight the most experienced climbers and alpinists seeking lightness, easy running and security, and at the same time the traditionalists looking for a multi-purpose rope for ridge climbs, or other classic, mixed or snow routes. More info
TIGER 10 mm is an example of multipurpose: in climbing it's the introductory rope for those starting to use thin ropes.
Now benefitting from the new UNICORE technology, it becomes the perfect rope for all adventures. Sport and trad climbers revere the Tiger as an ideal rope for projects with its light and fluid action. More info
Top Gun 10.5mm
This rope already has high level results for its record number of falls (11) and its low impact force (7.4 kN), now with the benefits of UNICORE for extra security. More info
Beal have several videos on their YouTube page to highlight the difference UNICORE makes, here's an example using the Joker
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