Beal Joker Golden Dry Rope 9.1mm x 60m

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The lightweight, free running Joker can be used as a single rope by very high level climbers or as a double or twin multi-purpose rope by climbers and mountaineers. It was the first rope to meet the requirements for all 3 standards of dynamic ropes and now has the added benefit of UNICORE technology which prevents sheath slippage and bunching and, due to the bonding between the core and the sheath, will allow you to escape by abseil even if the sheath is cut, giving you extra security. 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.


  • Multipurpose, ultralight and free running
  • Low impact force
  • Sharp edge resistance when used as a half or twin rope
  • A Golden Dry rope is a rope with the core Dry treated, and a sheath of Dry Cover
  • 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
  • The rope doesn't bunch up, and remains supple for the long term
  • Possesses all the advantages conferred by the UNICORE technology (prevents sheath slippage, sheath bunching and allows escape by abseil even if the sheath is cut)
  • Sheath percentage = 35%
  • 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 9.1mm
Weight Per Metre 52g
Guaranteed Impact Force Single: 8.2kN
Double: 6kN
Twin: 9.5kN
Guaranteed Number of Falls Single: 5
Double: 20
Twin: >25
Sheath Slippage 0mm
Extension During 1st Fall 35%
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

UNICORE technology: an astonishing process, bonding rope sheath and core without affecting the rope's suppleness. If the sheath is cut or torn, the core and sheath remain bonded together so the sheath remains in place allowing you to escape through either ascent or descent whilst taking the necessary precautions. With a standard rope, if the sheath is cut by abrasion over an edge, a frequent occurrence in the mountains, it slides and gathers over some metres and it then becomes impossible to pass this zone, whether ascending or descending. UNICORE technology prevents all sheath slippage and is therefore particularly useful in wet snow and ice conditions such as you may encounter in alpine and ice climbing where the risk of sheath slippage is largely increased. The UNICORE process is compatible with the waterproofing and anti-abrasion treatments on ropes and also provides a durable resistance to moisture.

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


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