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/ Beal Wall Master for outdoor leading

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Thadius - on 08 Apr 2009
I've been using a 30m Beal Wall Master for lead climbing on relatively easy routes. I assumed as it was designed for climbing walls that must include lead climbing it would also be suitable for lead climbing outside - if a little heavy. However, just looked at the Beal website and for anything apart from indoor use they give it 0 stars out of 5. Therefore, is it actually safe to use outdoors? Is it dynamic enough / at all?

http://www.bealplanet.com/portail-2006/index.php?page=choisir&lang={lang}
JoshOvki on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to Thadius:

If it's safe enough to use indoors it's safe enough out. The reason for the low rating I expect is due to the length and the extra weight. Most outdoor ropes are 50m+ and the weight is kept down. That rope is heavier due to extra thick sheath.
deepsoup - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to Thadius:
Looking at the specs on Beal's website, it also has a slightly higher impact force than their other single ropes, I guess that's also down to the extra thick sheath.

But yes - it is a proper single (dynamic) rope, and it is suitable for leading on (indoors or out).

hth
Thadius - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to Thadius:

Cheers guys. Thanks for the reassurance!

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