How to use 7.3mm Gully correctly, precautions, lifetime, care and maintenance with instructional pictures.
7.3mm Gully Unicore 50m 2xDry
Weighing only 36 g per metre, the GULLY 7.3 is the lightest double rope on the market. It is also certified as twin rope. Its extremely light weight and very low impact force make the GULLY 7.3 the ideal rope for ice climbing, mountaineering and the most demanding terrain. Like all other thin double ropes in BEAL's range, the GULLY 7.3 benefits from the reliability and additional safety that UNICORE technology provides.
Warning: Extreme care is required for both belaying and abseiling. The very thin diameter requires the use of compatible devices and limits its suitability to experts who are familiar with thin, slick ropes.
• Golden Dry series.
• UNICORE technology benefits.
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|Weight|| 36.0 g/m|
3.968 lbs / 1800 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||7.3 mm|
|Length (meters)||50 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||- / 6 / 13|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||- / 35.0 % / 34.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||- / 10.1 % / 8.9 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||- / 5.10 kN / 7.90 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core (aka Golden Dry)|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||45.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Rope End Marker||None|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
Details about Beal Gully rope.
After many pitches of climbing, the ropes showed little wear. The Dry Cover treatment works! In the late fall, I took them out on a sandstone route that was partially covered in snow and ice. After being exposed to wet sand and melting snow, these ropes were still clean and dry at the end of the day.
Overall, I am digging these ropes and can’t wait to get them out next season for some long summer days on the rock!
Light is right in the high country, and the Gully 7.3mm half ropes have the lowest weight of any other rope on the market at 36 g/m. Yep, that’s right, less than 5 pounds for 60 meters. Since it’s rated as a twin rope as well, testers took it on ice in New Hampshire and wandery routes in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, and loved the stiff and durable feel. “Even though it’s the thinnest rope I’ve ever climbed on, it still felt substantial in my hands and running through the belay device,” one tester said of the tight sheath weave and Golden Dry treatment. Plus, the Unicore technology gave users extra peace of mind in sketchy terrain. Unicore is a thin filament between the sheath and the core that bonds the two together so if the rope gets chopped, the sheath won’t slide down and expose more of the strength-giving core. The Gully’s Golden Dry treatment, Beal’s proprietary
process, repelled water from drippy ice and when left in the snow during belays.
A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.