In this competition Beal are giving you the chance to win an Opera 8.5. Weighing in at only 48g per metre, the Opera 8.5 is the first sub 50g rope and is the lightest and thinest single rope on the market, the Opera 8.5 is also rated as a double and twin rope.
The rope is made with technology that combines all of Beal's know-how, resulting in low impact forces. UNICORE as standard with DRY COVER protection and the UIAA Water Repellent standard for the Golden Dry version.
This ultra-suple, ultralight rope will please the most demanding sport climbers while remaining versatile for mountaineering.
The Beal Opera Dry 8.5 won Best In Test in UKC's Half Ropes for UK Trad Group Test.
- available in 50m, 60m, 70m, 80m, & 200m
- available in DRY COVER and GOLDEN DRY
- available in 100m DRY COVER with SAFE CONTROL
An astonishing process, bonding rope sheath and core without affecting the rope's suppleness. If the sheath is cut or torn, the core and sheath remain bonded together. With a standard rope, if the sheath is cut by abrasion over an edge, a frequent occurence in mountains, it slides and gathers over some metres. It then becomes impossible to pass this zone, whether ascending or descending.
About SAFE CONTROL
Change of pattern in the middle of the rope without cutting the filaments to indicate a length of rope sufficient for descending.
About DRY COVER
A process whereby every individual sheath receives a chemical treatment before the rope is manufactured. The treatment is hydrophobic, increases abrasion resistance and is polymerised at high temperatures. The polymerisation process together with every strand being coated individually increases the life of the treatment. This treatment makes the ropes more resistant against abrasion, repeated falls, heat, dust, moisture and vastly increases their durability.
About GOLDEN DRY
A process whereby every individual core and sheath receives a chemical treatment before the rope is manufactured. The treatment is hydrophobic, increases abrasion resistance and is polymerised at high temperatures. The polymerisation process together with every strand being coated individually increases the life of the treatment. A GOLDEN DRY rope combines two treatments: the core's treatment is added to the DRY COVER sheath treatment. This helps to acheive an astonishing durable and waterproof rope which allows to be labelled as UIAA water repellent.