Beal Karma 9.8mm
The Beal Karma 9.8mm is an intermediate single-rope with a balance between handling (grip and control) and thinness (speed) to provide a rope for sport, outdoor, and indoor climbers looking to advance their level and get used to smaller rope diameters. Part of Beal’s “Active Line”, the Karma 9.8mm is a one-rope-fits-all style, designed to cover the largest range of climbing disciplines as possible. Suitable for all-round climbers in need of a versatile rope.
|NO. OF FALLS||[UIAA] 8-9, [Beal Guarantee] 7|
|ELONGATION DURING FIRST FALL||36%|
|WEIGHT PER METRE||61g|
Full Features List
• Equilibrium between ease of handling and rope speed for climbers who want to progress to smaller and faster ropes
• Active Line ropes are designed to handle as many different types of climbing so as to be truly versatile
• Ecological construction (no chemical treatments or dye)
3 product reviews
Used this rope in the lakes on 3 climbing days. Used as a top rope for a group of children on a slab, ran free without any knots. Used to lead climb on Little Chamonix as a two pitch route, with a fairly long run out on the second pitch, didn't heavy and grips fine from new in a standard belay plate.
Also managed to get it coiled in a puddle, it dried pretty quickly considering it has no coating.
excellent value for money. Economic but high level
It looks thiner than you expect it to be,
runs nicely through gri_gri and you have soft falls
- only note that the first times you use it is quite slippery for the belayer to handle - but that is common with almost every new rope