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 The 9.1mm Joker Unicore 80m Dry is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 9.1mm Joker Unicore 80m Dry is no longer produced by Beal and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

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9.1mm Joker Unicore 80m Dry



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After having been the first thin rope on the market to meet the requirements for all three standards for dynamic ropes, JOKER will from now on benefit from the latest UNICORE technology. The JOKER, at one and the same time a single, double, and twin rope, is now UNICORE and will delight the most experienced climbers and alpinists seeking lightness, easy running and security, and at the same time the traditionalists looking for a multi-purpose rope for ridge climbs, or other classic, mixed or snow routes.
• Multipurpose.
• Ultra light and free running.
• The rope doesn't bunch up, and remains supple for the long term.
• Possesses all the advantages of the UNICORE technology.

Retail price

US$ 279.95
Weight 52.0 g/m
9.171 lbs / 4160 g
Diameter (millimeters) 9.1 mm
Length (meters) 80 m
Rope Type Single/Half/Twin 
UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin) ­5  / 24  / 25
Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 34.0 % / 32.0 % / 29.0 %
Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin) 8.0 % / 8.0 % / 7.0 %
Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin) 8.20 kN / 5.80 kN / 9.30 kN
Dry Treatment Sheath (aka Dry Cover)
Sheath Proportion (%) 35.0 %
Sheath Slippage (mm) 0 mm
Type of Middle Mark None
Rope End Marker None
Certification CE, EN, UIAA
Crash Test of 8.6mm Cobra and 9.1 Joker

No voice, but the demo speaks for itself as Beal cuts a traditional rope and a rope with Unicore technology. The difference is certainly dramatic.

Crash Test of 9.1mm Joker

No voice, but the demo speaks for itself as Beal cuts a classical Joker rope and a Unicore Joker rope. The difference is certainly dramatic.

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Ropes that are too stiff are always annoying and cumbersome to work with, and ones with a super soft hand never seem to last as long. The GriGri 2 was perfect with the Joker, feeding rope easily when the leader needed it, but also locked up the GriGri to catch falls securely. I used the Joker on several longer routes as both a single rope, and occasionally as a double rope, with the Guide ATC in auto-locking guide mode. Again, the 9.1mm diameter was great in the belay device, easy to reel in slack even when the second was climbing quickly in alpine terrain, but locking to catch a fall without issue.