The Beal Flyer is a solid choice for any ability level and multi-purpose climbing. It's a good halfway point between Beal's Tiger and the Top Gun ropes, offering a gateway in the progression from classic to super-thin ropes.
Golden Dry treatment means both the sheath and the core are treated. This way the rope has an astonishing water impermeability and incredible durability. In 2012 the UIAA adopted a new requirement for hydrophobic ropes that is now in full force. In this test a rope is subjected to light abrasion and soaked for 15 minutes. The amount of absorbed water must not be greater than 5% of the sample's weight. Beal's Golden Dry ropes easily qualify as "UIAA Water Repellent." A non-treated rope absorbs between 40% and 50% of its weight in water.