Ice Line Unicore - Dry Cover

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Beal - Ice Line Unicore - Dry Cover

The Beal Ice Line Unicore is a must-have rope for ice climbers and expert alpinists alike for its extreme fluidity and very low impact force. Ice Line is now available with Unicore technology, an astonishing process where the sheath and core are bonded without affecting the rope’s suppleness. If the sheath is cut or torn, the core and sheath remain bonded together, resulting in a safer, stronger rope. This extra security is indispensable on a thin rope. See the Video tab for more info on this great feature.

Dry Cover treatment is applied to the sheath to make the rope more resistant to abrasion and to various attacks such as falls, overheating, humidity, mud and grit, and significantly increases longevity. For both core and sheath treatment, choose the Golden Dry option.

Technical specifications & features

Rope Diameter 8 - 8.9 mm
Rope Diameter 8.1 mm
Rope Type Twin & Half
Grams / Meter 39
UIAA Fall Rating 6
Impact Force (kN) 4.9
Dynamic Elongation 37%
Static Elongation 11.5%
Other Features DRY COVER
Each filament of the sheath of «Dry Cover» 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. On a Dry Cover rope, the core is not treated.

Key features
• Improved resistance to grit and to humidity
• Limited water absorption
• Improved rope-running through carabiners and belay devices
• Improved abrasion resistance in normal climbing use.

What is UNICORE® Technology?
-- 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 meters.
-- It then becomes impossible to pass this zone, whether ascending or descending.

• The weight and free-running of twin rope plus the advantages of a double rope.
• Ultra low impact force.
• The rope doesn't bunch and stays flexible for the long term.
• Has all the advantages of the UNICORE technology.

Ice climbers and expert climbers.

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