Weighing in at only 48 g/m, the Opera 8.5 is the first sub 50g rope and is the lightest and thinnest single rope on the market. It is also rated as a double and twin rope. The rope is made with technology that combines all of Béals know-how, resulting in low impact forces, UNICORE technology, DRY COVER protection and the UIAA Water Repellent standard for the GOLDEN DRY version.
This ultra-supple, ultralight rope will please the most demanding sport climbers while remaining versatile for mountaineering.
An amazing manufacturing process that connects the rope sheath with the rope core without affecting the characteristic rope smoothness. If the rope sheath is cut or torn, the sheath and core remain connected. If the sheath of a classic rope is damaged by friction on edges, it slips and shifts over several meters. It then becomes impossible to overcome this point - both during ascent and abseiling.
Each thread of the core and sheath of Golden Dry rope is impregnated before the rope is manufactured. The impregnation is polymerized at high temperature. The durability of this treatment is achieved by the polymerization but also by treating each individual thread before rope manufacture. A Golden Dry rope combines two treatments: in addition to the Dry Cover treatment of the sheath, the core is also impregnated. This results in an amazingly robust and water repellent rope.
UIAA Water Repellent
Beal ropes with Golden Dry treatment absorb less than 3% water in UIAA standard tests.