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BEAL may be a relatively small family company based in France, but it is internationally renowned for developing climbing and security ropes that are innovative, safe, high-performance, and long-lasting. The company has been investing in the research and development of ropes for over 30 years, and BEAL annually sells over 8 million meters of ropes in 50 countries throughout the world.

BEAL Company Snapshot
-Location: Vienne, France
-Size: 45 Employees
-Company Highlight: BEAL LAB and BEAL Team contribute to high-quality, innovative ropes
-Key Technologies: DryCover Treatment, GoldenDry Treatment
-Warranties: 3 year warranty on all products
-Certifications: European CE Mark, ISO 9001 and the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA).
Innovation at the BEAL LAB
The heart of innovation at BEAL is the BEAL LAB. The BEAL LAB isn’t just another corporate research lab where researchers and developers run tests in a vacuum. Instead, the BEAL LAB is a fully integrated team in which corporate researchers and developers work directly with mountaineers and climbers on the BEAL Team to design a wide range of products. The BEAL Team, comprised of 22 world-renowned climbers such as Patrick Edlinger and Fred Rouhling, test BEAL products and continually provide feedback and suggestions to the BEAL LAB.

A couple recent exploits of the BEAL Team:
-Bjørn-Eivind: In December 2011, the Norwegian climber recently opened a new route on the famous Cerro Torre in Patagonia. It was his second attempt, so Bjørn-Eivind was particularly ecstatic to summit:
“The next morning there was only positivity and every move was an adventure in itself. Following vertical to overhanging veins of ice on the sides of the mushrooms for seven pitches and at one point traversing out on the belly of one of them to avoid a dead end, took us to the summit of Egger on the 26th of Desember. We rapped the line of the Torre Traverse and ate our last food at our bivi site on the col in the setting sun.”
- Alizée Dufraisse: the French climber has several wins under her belt, and she is the first girl to climb Scarface, 8b+ and Big R, 8b+ at Smith Rock, and Reneigoide, 8b+ at Siurana. Recently, Alizée redpointed Patinoso route in the El Pati sector, a 130-foot endurance climb. She used BEAL’s Joker rope. In her words:
“I'm really happy to climb this route in the superb spot of El Pati. Come back to rock climbing after a long competition season is to find my roots!!!”
Overall, BEAL is dedicated to providing world-class products, and the BEAL LAB and the BEAL Team ensure that each and every rope you buy from BEAL is the product of both theory in the lab, and practice on the mountain, cliff, canyon, or gym wall.
Key BEAL Technologies
Although BEAL is constantly innovating, climbers of all skill levels particularly appreciate the BEAL DryCover and GoldenDry technology:
DryCover
Each and every BEAL rope receives the DryCover Treatment, which is a hydrophobic treatment for the sheath.
- The technology:
o Each filament of the sheath is coated in Durable Resistant Yarn Cover, and then heat-treated to create a shell of polymerized molecules around the filament.
o The molecules of the polyamide are then chemically bonded to fix the shell, which results in a highly resistant, durable yarn cover.
- What this means for you:
o Increased resistance to wear and tear from dirt, abrasions, falls, and wetness
o Increased active lifetime for the rope
GoldenDry
The DryCover procedure makes the sheath water resistant, but it does not make it water repellant. If desired, BEAL can also conduct the GoldenDry treatment, which makes the core both water repellant and even more durable.
- The technology:
o In a continuous process, each filament in the core strands is coated with a fluoride solution and then heat-set and polymerised onto the polyamide.
- What this means for you:
o No water weight increase on the rope
o No risk of freezing during cold weather climbs
o Drastically increased rope longevity and durability
o Many indoor climbers actually use GoldenDry treated rope to save money, as the rope costs slightly more, but ultimately lasts longer
To get a sense of how effective these treatments are, the BEAL LAB conducted a study on a 100 metre rope during winter conditions. In one day, ropes absorbed drastically different amounts of water:
- Untreated Rope: 2.5 Litres
- Beal 2003 dry treatment: 1 Litre
- DryCover Treament: ½ Litre
- GoldenDry Treatment: ¼ Litre
BEAL and the Climbing World Championships
The French Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (FFME) and BEAL have decided to continue their partnership until 2015. As FFME’s Official Partner, BEAL will be providing a new rope for the 2012 Climbing World Championships, which will be held in Paris-Bercy from the 12th to the 16th of September.
The new rope is the DIABLO. The DIABLO benefits from a special UNICORE Treatment that allows it to be much more supple handling than typical ropes. This rope feels like a classic, but behaves like the cutting-edge breakthrough that it is. DIABLO has already received three awards, listed below, and BEAL is looking forward to equipping the lead and speed team competitions at the Climbing World Championships with DIABLO.
DIABLO International Awards
Best Outdoor Technology 2010 by OutDoor Trade Show, Friedrichshafen,
Best Outdoor Product 2011 by ISPO Trade Show, Munich,
Best Rope 2011 by OutDoor Trade Show, Friedrichshafen.



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Retail: $239.95
Price: $210.95
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Beal Ropes Item #: B22b -

    Toughest of the tough, this traditional, virtually indestructible rope is capable of surviving the demands of outdoor centers and big walls. STRONGS POINTS: • Great reserves of security in intensive use. • Exceptional edge-resistance. • A sheath capable of withstanding the constraints of Big Wall climbing. USES: Traditional and Big Wall climbing

    BEAL Apollo II Climbing Rope - 11mm x 60m, GoldenDry
    Retail: $289.95
    Price: $250.95
    Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (Non-US)
    Beal Ropes Item #: B22b-GD -

      Toughest of the tough, this traditional, virtually indestructible rope is capable of surviving the demands of outdoor centers and big walls. STRONGS POINTS: • Great reserves of security in intensive use. • Exceptional edge-resistance. • A sheath capable of withstanding the constraints of Big Wall climbing. USES: Traditional and Big Wall climbing

      BEAL Booster III - 9.7mm x 60m - DryCover
      Retail: $209.95
      Price: $209.95
      Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (Non-US)
      Beal Ropes Item #: B14 -

        Compact, smooth running, and ultra light, this sensitive rope performs everywhere. It offers excellent strength for discriminating climbers. Strong Points:  A fine compromise between weight, handling, running quality and strength.   Petrol Blue Standard Yellow StandardAnis StandardRed ProgramYellow Safe controlYellow Safe ControlOrangeGolden dryRedGolden dry ...

        BEAL Booster III - 9.7mm x 60m - DryCover - Safe Control (Bi-Color)
        Retail: $289.00
        Price: $230.00
        Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (Non-US)
        Beal Ropes Item #: B14c -

          Compact, smooth running, and ultra light, this sensitive rope performs everywhere. It offers excellent strength for discriminating climbers. Strong Points:  A fine compromise between weight, handling, running quality and strength.   Petrol Blue Standard Yellow StandardAnis StandardRed ProgramYellow Safe controlYellow Safe ControlOrangeGolden dryRedGolden dry ...

          BEAL Booster III - 9.7mm x 60m - GoldenDry
          Retail: $249.95
          Price: $249.95
          Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (US)
          Beal Ropes Item #: B14b -

            Compact, smooth running, and ultra light, this sensitive rope performs everywhere. It offers excellent strength for discriminating climbers. Strong Points:  A fine compromise between weight, handling, running quality and strength.   Petrol Blue Standard Yellow StandardAnis StandardRed ProgramYellow Safe controlYellow Safe ControlOrangeGolden dryRedGolden dry ...

            BEAL Booster III - 9.7mm x 70m - Drycover
            Retail: $239.95
            Price: $239.95
            Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (Non-US)
            Beal Ropes Item #: B15b -

              Compact, smooth running, and ultra light, this sensitive rope performs everywhere. It offers excellent strength for discriminating climbers. Strong Points:  A fine compromise between weight, handling, running quality and strength.   Petrol Blue Standard Yellow StandardAnis StandardRed ProgramYellow Safe controlYellow Safe ControlOrangeGolden dryRedGolden dry ...

              BEAL Booster III - 9.7mm x 70m - DryCover - Safe Control (Bi-Color)
              Retail: $330.66
              Price: $270.00
              Availability: Back Order
              Beal Ropes Item #: B15c -

                Compact, smooth running, and ultra light, this sensitive rope performs everywhere. It offers excellent strength for discriminating climbers. Strong Points:  A fine compromise between weight, handling, running quality and strength.   Petrol Blue Standard Yellow StandardAnis StandardRed ProgramYellow Safe controlYellow Safe ControlOrangeGolden dryRedGolden dry ...

                BEAL Booster III - 9.7mm x 70m - GoldenDry
                Retail: $279.95
                Price: $279.95
                Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (Non-US)
                Beal Ropes Item #: B15 -

                  Compact, smooth running, and ultra light, this sensitive rope performs everywhere. It offers excellent strength for discriminating climbers. Strong Points:  A fine compromise between weight, handling, running quality and strength.   Petrol Blue Standard Yellow StandardAnis StandardRed ProgramYellow Safe controlYellow Safe ControlOrangeGolden dryRedGolden dry ...

                  BEAL Cobra II - 8.6mm x 60m - DryCover
                  Retail: $169.95
                  Price: $169.95
                  Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (US)
                  Beal Ropes Item #: B6a -

                    The great classic for adventure country. Light and free running for ease in use on long routes, crags, and on ice.  Technical and strong to support the most difficult demands. Strong Points:  An excellent compromise between strength and lightness. Blue Standard Anis Standard Salmon Standard Fuschia Golden dryGreen Golden dryPetrol blue Golden dryOrange Bicolor standardBlue Bicolor standardRed Bicolor standardGreen Bicolor standardOrange Bicolor Golden dryGreen Bicolor Golden dry ...

                    BEAL Cobra II - 8.6mm x 60m - Golden Dry
                    Retail: $209.95
                    Price: $209.95
                    Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (US)
                    Beal Ropes Item #: B6 -

                      The great classic for adventure country. Light and free running for ease in use on long routes, crags, and on ice.  Technical and strong to support the most difficult demands. Strong Points:  An excellent compromise between strength and lightness. Blue Standard Anis Standard Salmon Standard Fuschia Golden dryGreen Golden dryPetrol blue Golden dryOrange Bicolor standardBlue Bicolor standardRed Bicolor standardGreen Bicolor standardOrange Bicolor Golden dryGreen Bicolor Golden dry ...

                      BEAL Cobra II - 8.6mm x 70m - Golden Dry
                      Retail: $239.95
                      Price: $239.95
                      Availability: In Stock
                      Beal Ropes Item #: B7 -

                        The great classic for adventure country. Light and free running for ease in use on long routes, crags, and on ice.  Technical and strong to support the most difficult demands. Strong Points:  An excellent compromise between strength and lightness. Blue Standard Anis Standard Salmon Standard Fuschia Golden dryGreen Golden dryPetrol blue Golden dryOrange Bicolor standardBlue Bicolor standardRed Bicolor standardGreen Bicolor standardOrange Bicolor Golden dryGreen Bicolor Golden...

                        BEAL Edlinger II - 10.2mm x 60m - Classic
                        Retail: $145.00
                        Price: $145.00
                        Availability: Ships from Manufacturer (US)
                        Beal Ropes Item #: B28b -

                          Making its debut in 2005, the Edlinger II is a special offering from Beal - delivering all-around top performance at a value price you wallet cannot deny. The Edlinger II is a fantastic choice for beginning climbers who are new to experiencing the sport, or trained veterans searching for an flexible, all-purpose workhorse rope at a deal that won’t break the bank.