Beal Karma 9.8mm
The Beal Karma 9.8mm is an intermediate single-rope with a balance between handling (grip and control) and thinness (speed) to provide a rope for sport, outdoor, and indoor climbers looking to advance their level and get used to smaller rope diameters. Part of Beal’s “Active Line”, the Karma 9.8mm is a one-rope-fits-all style, designed to cover the largest range of climbing disciplines as possible. Suitable for all-round climbers in need of a versatile rope.
|NO. OF FALLS||[UIAA] 8-9, [Beal Guarantee] 7|
|ELONGATION DURING FIRST FALL||36%|
|WEIGHT PER METRE||61g|
Full Features List
• Equilibrium between ease of handling and rope speed for climbers who want to progress to smaller and faster ropes
• Active Line ropes are designed to handle as many different types of climbing so as to be truly versatile
• Ecological construction (no chemical treatments or dye)
1 Rope 1 Tree
Beal takes their environmental responsibility seriously. They divide their efforts between two main approaches. Firstly, Beal run an exceptional programme, in which they plant a tree for every single dynamic rope purchased. They’ve been doing this since 2007 and have no plans to stop! Secondly, Beal organises the recycling of ropes when they reach the end of their life. Every Beal rope is recyclable, and anyone can send their used Beal rope to one of their recycling departments, where they are broken down and reused. Top work Beal! For more info, check out their website: https://www.beal-planet.com/en/dna/eco-responsibility/
3 product reviews
Used this rope in the lakes on 3 climbing days. Used as a top rope for a group of children on a slab, ran free without any knots. Used to lead climb on Little Chamonix as a two pitch route, with a fairly long run out on the second pitch, didn't heavy and grips fine from new in a standard belay plate.
Also managed to get it coiled in a puddle, it dried pretty quickly considering it has no coating.
excellent value for money. Economic but high level
It looks thiner than you expect it to be,
runs nicely through gri_gri and you have soft falls
- only note that the first times you use it is quite slippery for the belayer to handle - but that is common with almost every new rope