Beal Karma 9.8mm
The Beal Karma 9.8mm is an intermediate single-rope with a balance between handling (grip and control) and thinness (speed) to provide a rope for sport, outdoor, and indoor climbers looking to advance their level and get used to smaller rope diameters. Part of Beal’s “Active Line”, the Karma 9.8mm is a one-rope-fits-all style, designed to cover the largest range of climbing disciplines as possible. Suitable for all-round climbers in need of a versatile rope.
|NO. OF FALLS||[UIAA] 8-9, [Beal Guarantee] 7|
|ELONGATION DURING FIRST FALL||36%|
|WEIGHT PER METRE||61g|
Full Features List
• Equilibrium between ease of handling and rope speed for climbers who want to progress to smaller and faster ropes
• Active Line ropes are designed to handle as many different types of climbing so as to be truly versatile
• Ecological construction (no chemical treatments or dye)
1 Rope 1 Tree
Beal takes their environmental responsibility seriously. They divide their efforts between two main approaches. Firstly, Beal run an exceptional programme, in which they plant a tree for every single dynamic rope purchased. They’ve been doing this since 2007 and have no plans to stop! Secondly, Beal organises the recycling of ropes when they reach the end of their life. Every Beal rope is recyclable, and anyone can send their used Beal rope to one of their recycling departments, where they are broken down and reused. Top work Beal! For more info, check out their website: https://www.beal-planet.com/en/dna/eco-responsibility/
9 product reviews
I bought 80 meters and split it in two with a friend to get a cheap beater gym rope for lead climbing. It looks surprisingly thin for a 9.8 rope and feeds through a gri-gri well. Unfortunately it's rather stiff when belaying and gets kinks often. I'm happy with it considering the price and what I use it for.
I've been using it for 2 months with no signs of wear.
Great value for the price would buy again.
You get what you pay for. You cannot argue it is a fantastic price, but the price reflects the durability and life expectancy that comes with it. I purchased this rope 6 months ago have used it somewhere between 60 and 80 days (mostly outside but also in gyms) and the sheath started deteriorating alarmingly quickly. Yesterday I had chop 5 meters off either end to make a 50m rope I feel safe using. I will now purchase another 60m or 70m rope at a significantly higher price that will hopefully reflect a better and more durable product.
Very happy with is, used it on some sport climbing routes and also on short multi pitch routes. Not too heavy.
Bought an 80m and cut it in half to share with my friend as a gym rope. Feels super thin for 9.8mm.... People don't believe it's a 9.8.. Feeds great, pulls excellent when leading. Gives a nice soft catch. Wouldn't recommend for Top Rope though