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The 8.0 Phoenix from Mammut Nov 2013
The 8.0 Phoenix - a great all rounder for the coming season [ full story ]
Tendon has recently secured two international accolades, highlighting the barnds status as a manufacturer of high performance... [ full story ]
EDELRID Presents DuoTec Jul 2013
DuoTec is a new process patented by EDELRID to enable the manufacturing of bi-colour ropes. [ full story ]
Beal Extend Their UNICORE Range May 2013
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... [ full story ]
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Weighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Beal Gully 7.3mm Unicore is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its extremely low impact force (7.2kN as a double rope) makes it the ideal companion for ice and alpine climbing as well as for mountain climbing in the most demanding of terrain.
The Gully 7.3 also benefits from the reliability and additional safety that the UNICORE and Golden Dry technologies provide. By utilizing UNICORE, the sheath and core of the Gully are bonded together to eliminate sheath slippage and to reduce rope shrinkage. With the Golden Dry treatment, the Gully’s sheath and core have been treated to become highly water and abrasion resistant.
The Gully will be available in October 2013 and joins last years DIABLO 9.8mm and 10.2mm and this years Ice Line 8.1mm, Cobra 8.6 mm, Joker 9.1mm, Tiger 10mm, and Top Gun 10.5mm to make a full range of UNICORE ropes. Since it's introduction UNICORE ropes have received rave reviews for their 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:
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