BEAL, FOR MORE SECURITY

Lower impact force and higher number of falls held, so better security.
The more the impact force is lowered:
- The more your fall is cushioned.
- The more you protect your anchor point (particularly important if it is questionable).
- The easier it is for your second to hold you.

Raised number of falls

Although the UIAA requires a minimum resistance to 5 falls at factor 1,77, BEAL greatly exceeds the requirements of the standards and goes well beyond this number of falls.

 

Low impact force

Apart from Wall Master V, with very specific properties, all the single ropes have a maximum impact force of around 7 kN, and the double ropes around 5 kN. But we go much further, because at the end of the series of successive test falls, our ropes still do not exceed the limit which is only required for the first fall! When you consider that rope loses some of its dynamic qualities with each fall, this is an incredible performance, guaranteed only by BEAL!

Sharp edge

In 2002 the UIAA adopted a complementary test to the normal one for testing the strength of a rope over a metal edge. The standard UIAA test involves a mass of 80 kg, with a fall of factor 1.77, held over a metal edge of 5mm radius to simulate a karabiner. The test uses the same weight of 80 Kg (55 Kg for one strand of double rope),and the same fall factor, but this time over a sharp edge of just 0.75 mm radius.From 2005, the UIAA no longer recognises the validity of this test.

UNICORE process

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 occurrence in the mountains, it slides and gathers over some metres.It then becomes impossible to pass this zone, whether ascending or whether ascending or descending.
 

THERMO FLUID
An infrared treatment whichstabilises the sheath fibersand therefore makes yarns more homogeneous.
The result is a more compact, better handling rope.


BEAL, FOR MORE DURABILITY

Dry Cover sheath treatment, for better abrasion resistance.
A Dry Cover protected rope is:
- More resistant to dust and to the wet.
- More resistant to abrasion.
- Better long-term running of ropes through belay devices.
Dry Cover added to Golden Dry treatment of the core gives:
- More resistance to ice and to water.
- Reduced weight gain in wet conditions.

DRY COVER

This innovation makes the ropes more resistant to ABRASION, and to various attacks such as falls, overheating, humidity, mud and grit, and significantly increases their longevity.
 

BEAL, MORE SERVICES

The individual N° of ropes and harnesses reported on www.beal-services. info gives access to numerous services on line.
- Identification service: rediscover your rope with individual notice on line in the BEAL traceability system.
- Diagnostic service: an aid to rope wear.
- Management service: aid to the management, control and overseeing of PPE by means of free downloadable software.


Every BEAL rope posesses an individual identification N°, called IdN,on the end of the rope and on an individual identification card.

BEAL OPTIONS

SAFE CONTROL
Change of pattern in the middle of the rope without cutting the filaments to indicate a length of rope sufficient for descending

BICOLORE
Change of colour in mid-rope, for use when abseiling on double rope.

BLACK LIMIT
Indelible black marking at the rope’s mid-point, on single ropes. All
Beal dynamic single ropes benefit of the BLACK LIMIT, except indoor climbing ropes.