BealKarma Climbing Rope - 9.8mm

Be kind to Mother Earth, and she'll be kind back.

Use Beal's Bluesign-approved Karma Climbing Rope and nature may repay you on the vertical, rocky world. Without using chemical treatments or dye, the Karma Climbing Rope boasts a surprisingly strong fall rating, as well as a low impact force that offers softer catches. A 9.8mm diameter makes this rope versatile for high-end sport routes and long multi-pitches.  

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    I bought a 40m for gym use and it's been holding up great so far. Does glide a little to fast though a GriGri for my liking, but you can't really beat the price.

    Hard to beat for the price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great rope for the price.

    Soft and handles well from the beginning.
    The untreated sheath seems to "pill" more than I'm used to.

    Wasn't sure if I was going to like the yellow but the retro look has grown on me.

    Unanswered Question

    How long will this rope last? Is it durable even at its price point?

    Great Rope, Great Price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this rope in the yellow 70 meter. I have used 9.1mm up to 10.5mm ropes and I think the 9.8mm is a good in between. It's not too thick and heavy to drag up multi-pitches, but also not so thin that you need a belay device that will accommodate thinner ropes.

    I like that it has the middle marker, without the added price of a bi-pattern rope.

    Overall, I am really happy with this rope so far. I fell and it caught me (with the help of my belayer), so that's always a good sign.