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Beal Top Gun II 10.5 mm UNICORE Dry Cover
At a total number of 11 guaranteed factor 1.77 falls, the Top Gun II 10.5 mm UNICORE Dry Cover is one of the most durable ropes available, well suited to any climber in need of a rope that will be subject to constant projecting and use in all weather conditions and environments. Above all, the Top Gun II 10. 5 mm offers longevity to the climber or alpinist who prioritises durability.
|NO. OF UIAA FALLS||13 - 14 (Beal Guarantee: 11)|
|WEIGHT PER METRE||68 g|
|IMPACT FORCE||7.35 kN - 7.4 kN|
|DYNAMIC ELONGATION DURING FIRST FALL||37 %|
|STATIC ELONGATION||9.5 %|
|SHEATH SLIPPAGE||0 cm|
• Low shock force and high number of falls
• The rope does not inflate and stays softer for longer
• Sheath doesn't bunch
The UNICORE process permanently bonds the sheath and core of the rope together to eliminate sheath slippage, the name given to the amount of sheath that bunches up, usually at the ends of the rope, revealing the rope's inner core.
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/
2 product reviews
I've used this rope every weekend since i got it, and isn't showing any signs of wear. The rope is on the thicker side and has a tendency to lock the life guard if rope is pulled too fast, but you get feel for when to feed pretty fast. The rope coiled on the first use, since then no girgir coiling issues.
Two seasons in and this rope has plenty of life left! Perhaps overkill for a first rope, but the 10.5mm diameter and 11-fall beal rating inspire a lot of confidence when projecting hard leads. The dry cover and unicore are added safety features dealing with the humidity and sharp rocks/ledges in my region (eastern USA). It may be on the bulky/heavy side, but I prefer peace of mind as I learn more advanced techniques outside. I only wish I bought the 70m version!