Beal - Diablo Unicore 9.8mm (Fall 2016)
Beal's Diablo 9.8 Unicore was developed for demanding climbers. Due to its very fluid-running sheath the 9.8 Diablo performs better when pulling slack and clipping than ‘classic’ ropes of smaller diameter and lower weight. This rope should only be used by experienced and vigilant belayers, because its easy running quality does not give the same assurance on belay as a rope of larger diameter.
The Diablo 9.8 is made with 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, resulting in a safer, stronger rope. See the Video tab for more info on this great feature.