Cobra II


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Cobra II
Manufacturer Beal
Page By Nikolas_A
Page Type Dec 30, 2003 / Dec 30, 2003
Object ID 949
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A light high performance half rope. Suitable for experienced cliimbers who want an easy to handle rope , which is light yet strong. When double dry treated the cobra is suited for winter use. A great all rounder.


Hydrophobic treatment.

A fluoride solution is deposited on every filament of the sheath, and every filament entering into the composition of the core ropelets, by continuous process, and then heat polymerised. This means the rope will not absorb water and therefore does not get as heavy when wet, and cannot freeze. Recomended for winter use.


Number of bobbins40
Weight per metre48 g
Impact force (with 55 kg) BEAL Guaranty5,1 kN
Number of falls factor 1,77 (55 kg)BEAL Guaranty16
Sheath slippage0 mm
Extension during the first fall35 %
Resistance to a factor 1,77 fall over an edge of radius 0.75mmyes
Static elongation<12%

fuschiaGolden dry
greenGolden dry
petrol blueGolden dry
orangeBicolor standard
blueBicolor Standard
redBicolor standard
greenBicolor standard
orangeBicolor Golden dry
greenBicolor Golden dry



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Nikolas_A - Dec 30, 2003 6:06 am - Voted 5/5

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I chose it for it's light weight but loved all the other features. It handles well withought kinking, the impact force is indeed low (first hand experience) and its dry treatment seems to last (although not as good as new). It has survived very rough use (I've even used it for tope roping!) with reasonable wear.

Too bad that when I bought it 60m ropes were just getting popular. It's time to retire it anyway, so I'll buy the same in 60m.

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