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Founded in 1950 by Pierre and Janine BEAL, BEAL became the largest climbing rope manufacturer in 1986. BEAL is manufacturing around 15 million meters of ropes per year and is still the world leader. As a leader, BEAL promotes innovation as its core value.

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Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.


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Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine female-specific models here.

Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear
Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear

Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we came to an easy consensus on our favourites.

Beal Cobras  © Martin McKenna
Beal Cobras  © Martin McKenna

Beal Cobra II Half Rope

The Beal Cobra is an all round rope that can be used for trad, winter and alpine. These mid-weight ropes are ideal for anyone who wants just one pair for a bit of everything, says Martin McKenna

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr
How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger,...

Hugh clipping Be Free Rubber  © Martin McKenna
Hugh clipping Be Free Rubber  © Martin McKenna

Beal Be Free Rubber Quickdraws

If you hear the name Beal you'll probably think ropes, but the brand has a range of hardwear too. The new Be Free Rubber is a sport...

Sport Rope Review Montage  © UKC Gear
Sport Rope Review Montage  © UKC Gear

Mid-range Sport Ropes

We compare eight of the best all-round sport climbing ropes, the sort of reliable workhorse that many will use as their sole rope both...

Beal Booster III 9.7mm rope montage  © Ola Stepien
Beal Booster III 9.7mm rope montage  © Ola Stepien

Beal Booster III 9.7mm Unicore Single Rope

The Booster is part of Beal's Intensive line - a series aimed at high performance climbers, while offering added...


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Alex Luger  © Beal

Beal GULLY 7.3mm half rope - MOUNTAIN LINE Range

Weighing only 36g per metre, the GULLY 7.3mm is the lightest double rope on the market.

Beal ORIENT EXPRESS screwgate karabiner  © Beal
Beal ORIENT EXPRESS screwgate karabiner  © Beal

Beal ORIENT EXPRESS Screwgate Karabiner

Beal ORIENT EXPRESS is a unidirectional screw locking karabiner designed for use with belay plates where the ropes pass through the karabiner.

Beal SHADOW SOFT Action   © Beal
Beal SHADOW SOFT Action   © Beal

Beal KARMA 9.8mm single climbing rope, helps you get used to smaller rope diameter

It offers the perfect compromise between handling and thinness for climbers wanting to progress.

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

Top Gun Competition  © Beal
Top Gun Competition  © Beal

Beal TOP GUN II 10.5mm UNICORE DRY COVER rope - Intensive Line range

Beal TOP GUN II 10.5mm UNICORE DRY COVER rope is perfect for climbing in complete...

Birdie 2  © Beal
Birdie 2  © Beal

Beal BIRDIE - Compact belay device with assisted braking

Compact belay device with assisted braking for lead climbing or top rope. All metal construction,...

Beal Booster III 9.7mm rope belaying with a Click-up  © Ola Stepien
Beal Booster III 9.7mm rope belaying with a Click-up  © Ola Stepien

Beal BOOSTER III 9.7mm UNICORE - INTENSIVE Line range

Compact, easy-running and ultra-light. The Beal Booster III 9.7mm, the pioneer of thin ropes slides in...


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Beal Birdie + Orient Express Screwgate Competition  © Beal

Competition WINNER - Win a Beal BIRDIE belay device and ORIENT EXPRESS screwgate karabiner

Beal are giving you the chance to win one BIRDIE belay device and ORIENT EXPRESS screwgate karabiner.

Beal SHADOW SOFT Action   © Beal
Beal SHADOW SOFT Action   © Beal

Competition WINNER - Win a 70m Beal KARMA 9.8mm ACTIVE Line climbing rope

Beal are giving you the chance to win one 70m KARMA 9.8mm ACTIVE Line climbing rope.

Top Gun Competition  © Beal
Top Gun Competition  © Beal

Competition WINNER - Win a 70m Beal TOP GUN II 10.5mm UNICORE DRY COVER rope

Beal are giving you the chance to win a 70m Beal TOP GUN II 10.5mm UNICORE DRY COVER rope.

Beal Booster III 9.7mm rope belaying with a Click-up  © Ola Stepien
Beal Booster III 9.7mm rope belaying with a Click-up  © Ola Stepien

Competition WINNER - Win a Beal BOOSTER III 9.7mm UNICORE DRY COVER rope

Beal are giving you the chance to win one BOOSTER III 9.7mm UNICORE from our INTENSIVE line...

Beal SHADOW SOFT Action   © Beal
Beal SHADOW SOFT Action   © Beal

Competition WINNER - Win a Beal SHADOW SOFT fully adjustable harness

Beal are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a SHADOW SOFT fully adjustable harness.

GHOST 3x2  © Beal
GHOST 3x2  © Beal

Competition WINNER - Win a Beal GHOST Sit Harness

Beal are giving you the chance to win a Beal GHOST sit harness.

Escaper Thumbnail  © Beal
Escaper Thumbnail  © Beal

Competition WINNER - Win a Beal ESCAPER detachable abseil system

Beal are giving you the chance to win a Beal ESCAPER detachable abseil system.

Golden Dry  © Beal
Golden Dry  © Beal

Competition WINNER - Win a pair of Beal COBRA II 8.6mm Mountain Line climbing ropes

Alex Luger and Jack Geldard atop Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, in a howling gale after climbing Dreams and Screams  © Jack Geldard Collection
Alex Luger and Jack Geldard atop Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, in a howling gale after climbing Dreams and Screams  © Jack Geldard Collection

Meeting Alex Luger - One of Austria's Top All Round Climbers

Beal Gully 7.3mm UNICORE - Available October 2013  © Lyon Outdoor
Beal Gully 7.3mm UNICORE - Available October 2013  © Lyon Outdoor

Winner Win Your Choice of Beal Ropes


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