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Beal News

Announcements direct from Beal

Jun 2017

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with...

Jun 2017

thumbWe are just back from the OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We'll be releasing full show reports soon, but to kick things off...

Sep 2014

thumbThe harness and rope report is the second in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of...

Aug 2014

thumbThe hardware report is the first in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of climbing...

Aug 2013

thumbWeighing in at a mere 36 g/m, the Gully 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as a twin rope. Its...

May 2013

thumbFor 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...

Mar 2013

thumbSteve McClure, Lyon's Team Manager, talks to Shauna about her future climbing plans and her new sponsorship deal.

Aug 2011

thumbAt OutDoor 2011 most rope manufacturers were continuing the trend of thinner ropes with better handling. There were also some...

Jul 2011

thumbFor every rope purchased, Beal will plant a tree.

Feb 2011

thumbFrom February 6th to 9th 2011, ispo opened its doors for the 71st time. Alan James and Sarah Stirling nipped over to Munich to...

Beal Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Dec 2016

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

Jul 2016

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

Dec 2012

thumbThe UKC team take a look at 6 lightweight ropes for sport climbing and trad climbing varying in diameter from 8.9mm to 9.4mm.

Oct 2011

thumbAlan James, Mick Ryan and Chris Craggs review an essential part of the modern climber's gear: rope bags. "The rope bag has...

Sep 2011

thumbToby Archer tests out the versatile world of triple rated ropes, and reviews three alternatives from three of the biggest rope...

Aug 2011

thumb"What you take and what you leave behind can make all the difference when scrambling," says Paul Lewis. "A small rucksack, a well...

Oct 2010

thumbTwo ropes, says Jack Geldard. One route. One day. Four arms. Eleven falls. One power scream. Two cold bacon sandwiches. One ...

Apr 2010

thumbIf you are doing a lot of multipitch sport routes or even canyoning, then these could be a good bet for quick and simple...