Light and strong.
Complement your superlight alpine arsenal with the Gully Dry Cover Climbing Half Rope by Beal. Weighing 36 grams per meter, the Gully is certainly Beal's lightest half rope and possibly the lightest on the market. This rope doesn't scrap a strand of strength either, with a Unicore construction that bonds the sheath to the core for durability. Beal treated the sheath with a Dry Cover for exceptional resistance against water absorption, abrasion, dirt, and grime. Beal also had this rope certified for twin rope use, for extra convenience.
- Unicore sheath construction
- Dry Cover water-resistant treatment
- Q & A
This rope is scary thin
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got this for some of my alpine adventures - climbing on these is a little scary, that's for sure. I feel like I'm climbing on cordelette, both visually, and by weight. I can't say I've fallen on them, but they do seem quite durable - I can't even tell I've used them. I'm also glad they made two bright, different colors - makes it much easier to distinguish/remember which is which. The rope is a little stiff, but considering what i'm getting out of it, can't complain too much. I'd also like to applaud Beal on the dry coating - I slept on these ropes on a cold and wet bivy, and picking them up off the snow and shaking them a bit, they were basically dry. Awesome.