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Beal Cobra Unicore Golden Dry 8.6mm x 60m


The great classic for traditional climbing, technical and strong to support the most difficult demands. Light and free running for ease in use on long routes, big crags and on ice (treatment permitting). 


  • Excellent balance between weight and durability
  • Low impact force and high number of falls sustained 

    The rope doesn't bunch up and remains supple for the long term.
  • Allows escape by abseil even if the sheath is cut.

Every filament of the sheath and the core of GoldenDry ropes 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 given by the polymerisation, but also because of the individual treatment of each filament before the rope is made. A GoldenDry rope is a rope with the core Dry treated, and a sheath of Dry Cover.

  • 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

The UNICORE process bonds the sheath of the rope to the core. This prevents sheath slippage, but also helps to keep the structural integrity of the rope if it is cut or damaged.

  • Sheath slippage is eliminated
  • Allows safe escape should the sheath be cut
  • Rope cutting is easy: no hot knife required
  • Improved rope-running through karabiners and belay devices
  • Reduction of shrinkage in water by more than 50%

Rope Stats

Brand Beal
Sub Type Half
Diameter (mm) 8.6
Treatment Beal Golden Dry Cover
UIAA Falls 18-20
Static Elongation (%) 11
Sheath Slippage (mm) 0
Impact Force (kN) 4.85-4.90
Weight per Meter (g) 48
Dynamic Elongation (%) 35
Proportion of Sheath (%) 38


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