Cobra II 8.6mm Double Rope

Cobra II 8.6mm Double Rope

Brand: Beal
Product Code: Beal Cobra II 8.6mm Rope
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Price: $235.00 $259.95

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The great classic double rope for adventure climbing. Light and free-running for ease of use on long routes, on the crag and in the Alps.

Technical and robust enough to sustain the most difficult loadings, it is even better today because it now benefits from all the advantages of the UNICORE technology.

Extra Product Info
Tech Info

Specs:

  • Double Rope UIAA-CE - 1/2
  • Excellent compromise between strength and lightness.
  • Low impact force and raised number of falls sustained.
  • The rope doesnt bunch up and remains supple for the long term.
  • Allows escape by abseil even if the sheath is cut.
  • Number of falls: Double Rope: 16
  • Length: 60m
  • Impact force
    • BEAL Guaranty: 5.1 kN 
    • UIAA Laboratory: 4.85 - 4.90 kN
  • Number of falls
    • BEAL Guaranty : 16 
    • UIAA Laboratory: 18 - 20
  • Sharp edge resistance: yes
  • Sheath percentage: 38 %
  • Weight per metre: 48 g
  • Water Absorption
    • BEAL Guaranty: 1.0 %  
    • UIAA Laboratory: < 5 %

Lower impact force and higher number of falls held, so better security.
The more the impact force is lowered:
- The more your fall is cushioned.
- The more you protect your anchor point (particularly important if it is questionable).
- The easier it is for your second to hold you.

Raised number of falls
Although the UIAA requires a minimum resistance to 5 falls at factor 1.77, BEAL greatly exceeds the requirements of the standards and goes well beyond this number of falls.

Low impact force
Apart from Wall Master V, with very specific properties, all the single ropes have a maximum impact force of around 7 kN, and the double ropes around 5 kN. But we go much further, because at the end of the series of successive test falls, our ropes still do not exceed the limit which is only required for the first fall! When you consider that rope loses some of its dynamic qualities with each fall, this is an incredible performance, guaranteed only by BEAL!

Sharp edge
In 2002 the UIAA adopted a complementary test to the normal one for testing the strength of a rope over a metal edge. The standard UIAA test involves a mass of 80 kg, with a fall of factor 1.77, held over a metal edge of 5mm radius to simulate a karabiner. The test uses the same weight of 80 Kg (55 Kg for one strand of double rope),and the same fall factor, but this time over a sharp edge of just 0.75 mm radius.From 2005, the UIAA no longer recognises the validity of this test.

UNICORE process
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. 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.It then becomes impossible to pass this zone, whether ascending or whether ascending or descending.
 
THERMO FLUID
An infrared treatment whichstabilises the sheath fibersand therefore makes yarns more homogeneous.
The result is a more compact, better handling rope.

BEAL, FOR MORE DURABILITY
Dry Cover sheath treatment, for better abrasion resistance.
A Dry Cover protected rope is:
- More resistant to dust and to the wet.
- More resistant to abrasion.
- Better long-term running of ropes through belay devices.
Dry Cover added to Golden Dry treatment of the core gives:
- More resistance to ice and to water.
- Reduced weight gain in wet conditions.

DRY COVER
This innovation makes the ropes more resistant to ABRASION, and to various attacks such as falls, overheating, humidity, mud and grit, and significantly increases their longevity.

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