Rando Alpine Rope

 

Rando Alpine Rope
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Rando Alpine Rope
Manufacturer Beal
Page By Alpinist
Page Type Feb 13, 2008 / Feb 13, 2008
Object ID 4748
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Product Description

Easy snow routes, glacier travel, ski-touring. A snow route is called easy if it has no difficult passages such as the crossing of a bergschrund, requiring a belay. It will be possible to progress with any type of dynamic rope:
- One strand of single rope.
- One strand of double rope.
- One strand of twin rope.

The roping of the party is practised in different ways. BEAL’s choice is to use one strand of twin rope. In order to make the dynamic results for this rope more realistic BEAL has decided to indicate the performance more closely related to this use than a twin rope tested on two strands. That is with a fall limited to factor 0.8, but with 80kg on one strand, and the impact force measured with the same parameters. Even though we forbid the use of Rando rope on one strand for climbing and mountaineering, these two activities are nevertheless practicable if you use 2 strands of Rando rope.

Product Specifications (single rope)

• Type: Dynamic / Dry - UIAA - CE
• Number of bobbins: 32
• Weight per meter: 37 g
• Total weight: 1.11 kg (2.4 lbs)
• Impact force BEAL Guaranty: 8.20 - 8.40 kN with 80 kg/2 strands fact 1,77
• Number of UIAA Falls BEAL Guaranty: 12 with 80 kg/2 strands fact 1,77
• Sheath slippage: 0 mm
• Extension during the first fall: 36%
• Static elongation: 8%
• Resistance to a factor 1,77 fall over an edge of radius 0.75mm: YES
• US retail cost: $59.95

Maunufacturer's website: http://www.bealplanet.com/portail-2006/index.php?page=cordes_rando&lang=us

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Alpinist - Feb 13, 2008 11:49 am - Voted 5/5

Nice rope
I've used it several times on steep snow slopes and glaciers. It has a good feel to it, however it's not rated for technical climbing. I would be very concerned about taking a hard fall into a crevasse with this rope. It's best used on steep slopes or minor glaciers where you would not expect to find deep crevasses, as is the case with most of the glaciated peaks in the contiguous US. It's an excellent rope for its intended use.

steste - Mar 20, 2008 1:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Light and strong.....
.... very nice for snow walking and ski-touring.
Suggest to use the golden dry version.

OJ Loenneker - Oct 18, 2009 12:43 am - Voted 5/5

Good little rope.
I have two of these,and I use them for glacier work, and for easy climbs like Mount Hood South side. The 30M length make is good for those tasks, and since it's only an 8mm cord, it's pretty light as well.

Oh yeah, at $60 it's pretty cheap too.

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