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

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WINNER: Stuart91

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

Key Features

This rope was already highly rated for a record number of falls (11) and a low impact force (7.4kN). The latest model benefits from UNICORE technology for added durability and handling while climbing.

About our INTENSIVE line range

The INTENSIVE ropes are designed for extensive use in the mountains. Each individual sheath strand has been DRY COVER treated to provide astonishing results: an increase in durability, moisture resistance and suppleness while reducing overall weight. All ropes are manufactured using the THERMO FLUID process creating a more compact and supple rope.


  • Dust and moisture resistance.
  • Limited water absorption.
  • Rope runs smoothly through karabiners and belay devices.
  • Abrasion resistance during normal use.

For your chance to win a 70m Beal TOP GUN II 10.5mm UNICORE rope from our INTENSIVE line range just answer the following question.

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6 Jun, 2019

What happens on the 12th fall? 😱

6 Jun, 2019

It still holds the fall but exerts a force on the mass representing the climber which exceeds the threshold set by the test.

In case there's any confusion, ropes don't need retiring after they've taken the number of falls they're rated for in the test. The test measures their response to unusually severe falls which won't often be encountered in everyday climbing situations and failure in the test doesn't mean snapping.

6 Jun, 2019

Err no, the impact force is only meaured on the first drop. The number of drops given are to failure

6 Jun, 2019

Sorry for posting complete nonsense, I clearly misremembered almost entirely. How embarrassing.

8 Jun, 2019

I am now totally confused. Are you saying we should retire ropes once we reach the quoted number of falls? If so, that would give many a sport rope a life expectancy of a week and a half, given the number of falls some people take working a route, let alone when practice falls are taken into account, Surely that cannot be correct so I presume I must be misunderstanding what you are saying? To a non-technical bloke like me it seems that the length, severity, fall factor, soft catch/hard catch etc must all come into the equation. My ropes take dozens of falls over their lifetime.

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