Joker 9.1mm

Joker 9.1mm

Brand: Beal
Product Code: Beal Joker 9.1mm Climbing Rope
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Price: $300.00 $329.95

After having been the first thin rope on the market to meet the requirements for all three standards for dynamic ropes, JOKER will from now on benefit from the latest UNICORE technology. The JOKER, at one and the same time a single, double, and twin rope, is now UNICORE and will delight the most experienced climbers and alpinists seeking lightness, easy running and security, and at the same time the traditionalists looking for a multi-purpose rope for ridge climbs, or other classic, mixed or snow routes.

Warning: Used as single rope, this is not a rope to put in all hands, or in all belaying devices: Its thinness makes it a rope which absolutely demands an expert belayer. In effect, traditional belay devices will offer reduced braking, and some automatic belay devices may not work at all.

Extra Product Info
Tech Info

single rope (1)
with 80kg

double rope  (1/2)
with 55kg / 1 strand

twin rope
with 80kg / 2 strand
Weight per metre 52 g 52 g 52 g
Impact force Lab: 7.9-8.20KN 5.6-5.8KN 9.10-9.35KN
Beal guaranteed
impact force:
8.2KN 6KN 9.5KN
Number of UIAA falls 5-6 24 - 26 >25
Beal guarantee number of falls 5 20 >25
Sheath Slippage 0mm 0mm 0mm
Extension during first fall: 37% 32% 29%
Static elongation 8% 8% 1 strand 7% 2 strands

Key features

  • Very limited weight gain in wet conditions.
  • Prevents the rope thickening too much.
  • Improved rope-running through karabiners and belay devices.
  • Improved abrasion resistance in normal climbing use.
  • Multipurpose, Ultra light and free running.
  • The rope doesnt bunch up, and remains supple for the long term.
  • Possesses all the advantages of the UNICORE technology.
  • Weight per metre: 52 g
  • Sheath percentage: 35%
  • Impact Force: Single Rope: 8.4kN, Double Rope: 6kn, Twin Rope: 9.5kN
  • Number of falls: Single Rope: 5, Double Rope: 20, Twin Rope: >25

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.

An infrared treatment whichstabilises the sheath fibersand therefore makes yarns more homogeneous.The result is a more compact, better handling rope.

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.

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.

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