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The Beal Diablo 9.8mm Rope is a small diameter Climbing rope for skilled climbers. Constructed with UNICORE, the sheath is bonded to the core, making it safer if cut due to abrasion, as there won't be slippage between the two. Smooth handling and a lower weight, this rope is not only CE certified, but also by the devil. I have no idea if the devil part is True. Features of the Beal Diablo 9.8mm Rope Multi-purpose Climbing Remains compact and supple Better resistance to abrasion Ease of clipping

- Moosejaw

Building on the success of the Diablo 10.2, BEAL developed the Diablo 9.8 UNICORE for more demanding climbers-with its very fluid running sheath, the Diablo 9.8 Diablo performs even better when pulling slack and clipping than 'classic' ropes of smaller diameter and lower weight. This product will be shipped directly from Beal and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.. . . . Best uses: all-around / performance sport climbing (recommended only for very experienced climbers and belayers). UNICORE technology bonds the sheath and core without affecting the suppleness of the rope; resistant to moisture and eliminates sheath slippage and bunching. Allows for easy clipping and slack pulling. Indelible black marking at the midpoint. Every BEAL rope possesses an individual identification number (IdN) on the end of the rope and on an individual identification card.


As you step up your climbing ability, you become less reliant upon projecting cords and more dependent on light-but-tough ropes for redpoint and flash attempts. The Beal Diablo Unicore 9. 8mm Single Rope offers smooth running and quick clipping, but requires the attention of a vigilant belayer since its aggressive design may not brake as easily as gym ropes in an ATC. A force rating of just 8. 2 kN means that during the rare lead fall, the Diablo absorbs shock with ease.


After Diablo 102 UNICORE Beal has developed the Diablo 98 UNICORE for more demanding climbersDue to its very fluid running sheath the 98 Diablo performs even better when pulling slack and clipping than classic ropes of smaller diameter and lower weightThis rope is dedicated to expert climbers and experienced and vigilant belayers because its easy running quality does not give the same assurance on belay as a rope of larger diameterFeatures Remains compact supple Better abrasion resistance Easy to clipNote that this item of climbing safety equipment is nonreturnable Please call us toll free at 8772368428 or email bentgatebentgatecom with any questions


Just like its award winning big brother, the Diablo 9.8 from BEAL is all about handling and feel. It's unique Unicore construction better fuses the rope's core and sheath to improve safety, reduce wear and tear, and improve handling. Thanks to it's long lasting supple qualities and smooth sheath, friction is greatly reduced when pulling the rope up to clip or when taking in slack on a belay, giving it the feel of a much smaller rope with the security of the large diameter.

- Mountain Gear

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