Beal Rando Golden Dry Walking Rope 8mm x 30m

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The Rando is designed rope for high level walking and glacier crossing and can be used as a single, double or twin rope. This rope is marked at 12m intervals for spacing multiple tie-ins and weighs just 37g a metre to minimise the weight you' carry on the approach. This rope also features a Golden Dry treatment of the core plus a Dry Cover sheath to provide more resistance to ice and water and reduced weight gain in wet conditions as well as better resistance to abrasion, dust and water.


  • A rope for high level walking and glacier crossing, recommended by BEAL for easy snow routes with no difficult passages, glacier travel and ski touring. Must be doubled up if used for climbing or mountaineering.
  • Markings every 12m to assist tying in
  • A Golden Dry rope is a rope with the core Dry treated, and a sheath of Dry Cover which gives you a rope with astonishing water impermeability and incredible durability
  • Every filament of the sheath and core of Golden Dry ropes is treated with a water repellent chemical that is polymerised at high temperatures for durability before the rope is manufactured resulting in a rope that gains little weight when wet, thickens only minimally, has improved abrasion resistance and has improved running when passed through carabiners and belay devices
  • Sheath percentage = 40%
  • Water absorption: Beal Guarantee = 0.9%, UIAA laboratory = <5%
  • Sharp edge resistance when used as 2 strands
  • 3 year guarantee (normal wear and tear, modifications or alterations, bad storage, bad maintenance, accidental damage, negligence, and/or uses for which the product was not designed excluded)


Rope Type Twin or Single
Diameter 8mm
Number of Bobbins 32
Weight Per Metre 37g
Guaranteed Impact Force Twin/2 strands: 8.5kN (80kg)<br>Single/1 strand: 4.2kN (80kg)
Guaranteed Number of Falls Twin/2 strands: 12<br>Single/1 strand: 5
Sheath Slippage 0mm
Extension During 1st Fall 36%
Static Elongation 8%
Made From Polyamid (PA)
Warning Rock and Alpine climbing are potentially hazardous and dangerous. Any person using our equipment in any manner is personally responsible for learning the proper techniques involved and that the equipment used is designed for the application. The purchaser accepts full and complete responsibility and liability for any and all damages and injury that may result from use of equipment bought from Bivouac Outdoor. Instruction should be sought from professionals in the safe use of this piece of equipment. This equipment is designed for recreational use and should not be used for industrial applications.
  • A rope must not be allowed contact with chemical agents, particularly acids which may destroy the fibres without visible evidence
  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to UV, store the rope in a cool, shaded place, away from dampness and direct heat
  • It is preferable to use a rope sack for transporting and for laying the rope out at the base of the cliff to protect against dirt and reduce twisting
  • If the rope is dirty, it may be washed in clear cold water, if necessary with a washing agent designed for delicate textiles, using a brush made with synthetic bristles
  • If the rope is wet, after use or washing, leave to dry in a cool, shaded place
  • Before and after each use inspect the rope visually and manually along its entire length
  • This product must be inspected periodically and meticulously, every 3 months if in frequent use, annually for occasional use
  • The rope is personal equipment. During any use away from you it may be subject to grave damage, which may not be visible.
  • If a rope is cut into a number of lengths, repeat and affix to each new end the markings of the original ends
  • Retired the rope:
    • if it has held a major fall, approaching fall factor 2
    • if inspection reveals or even indicates damage to the core
    • if the sheath is very worn
    • if it has been in contact with any active or dangerous chemicals
    • if there is the slightest doubt about its security
Technologies Used

Golden Dry: Every strand of a 'Golden Dry' rope's sheath and the core is treated with a water repellent chemical before the rope is manufactuRed. This chemical covering is polymerised at high temperature. The durability of this treatment is due to the polymerisation as well as the individual treatment of each filament prior to production. A Golden Dry rope is a rope with the core Dry treated and a sheath of Dry Cover. Golden Dry:

  • Very limited weight gain in wet conditions
  • Prevents the rope thickening too much
  • Improved rope-running through carabiners and belay devices
  • Improved abrasion resistance in normal climbing use

UIAA Water Repellent: a requirement for hydrophobic ropes that came into force in 2014. A rope that passes this test qualifies as 'UIAA Water Repellent'. Beal's Golden Dry ropes easily pass this test. A non treated rope absorbs between 40 and 50% of water in this test. Brief summary of the test:

  • A rope sample is subjected to light abrasion over its entire surface, equivalent to a few days use
  • It is then soaked for 15 minutes following a precise procedure
  • THe amount of absorbed water must be less than 5% of the sample's weight


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