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Beal - Zonsi 10.1 Bergfreunde Edition - Single rope tested

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Simon | Leamington Spa

03.06.2018

I would buy again

Nice cheap rope. Mainly used for indoor climbing, but would have no problem with using this outdoors. No issues with tangling that I've seen on a lot of reviews, is kept threaded in a rope bag and usually fine to just go straight to climbing with.

Like the colour, and not such a common rope to see around the climbing walls means I don't get it mixed up with other people.

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Stephen | Sheffield

21.08.2018

Very short lifespan

I'm very disappointed with this rope because now, after just 6 months of use it's knackered and needs retiring. Today I had to cut several metres off of one end after just a few short falls at an indoor wall. The other end is already worn through the sheath.

I've used the rope for indoor climbing and some outdoor sport. I'd hoped that being a 10.1, rather than a 10 or even 9.8 it might last a bit longer. But strangely the rope doesn't seem as thick as my previous 10mm.

The rope is cheap so maybe I shouldn't expect too much. However it was no cheaper than previous ropes I've had, like an Edelrid Coral 10mm and a Decathlon 9.8mm but seems to have worn out far quicker than both of those.

For this reason I won't buy again and wouldn't recommend it. At the same price you can definitely find better.

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Stephen's profile picture
| Sheffield
Very short lifespan

I'm very disappointed with this rope because now, after just 6 months of use it's knackered and needs retiring. Today I had to cut several metres off of one end after just a few short falls at an indoor wall. The other end is already worn through the sheath.

I've used the rope for indoor climbing and some outdoor sport. I'd hoped that being a 10.1, rather than a 10 or even 9.8 it might last a bit longer. But strangely the rope doesn't seem as thick as my previous 10mm.

The rope is cheap so maybe I shouldn't expect too much. However it was no cheaper than previous ropes I've had, like an Edelrid Coral 10mm and a Decathlon 9.8mm but seems to have worn out far quicker than both of those.

For this reason I won't buy again and wouldn't recommend it. At the same price you can definitely find better.

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    Frays quickly
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Simon's profile picture
| Leamington Spa
I would buy again

Nice cheap rope. Mainly used for indoor climbing, but would have no problem with using this outdoors. No issues with tangling that I've seen on a lot of reviews, is kept threaded in a rope bag and usually fine to just go straight to climbing with.

Like the colour, and not such a common rope to see around the climbing walls means I don't get it mixed up with other people.

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    Lightweight
    Excellent handling
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James's profile picture
| Glasgow
A great rope for the price

The Zonsi is a pretty good workhorse rope. It's had regular use (and some outright abuse) at the crag and indoors for about a year now and it's holding up pretty well. It handles well enough but does tend to kink/tangle more than other (more expensive) ropes I've had. I'd say it's on a par or slightly better than the Edelrid Python or DMM Statement. Overall I'm very pleased with the performance, particularly at the price I paid.

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    Robust
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    Tangles a lot
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stuart's profile picture
| Dundee
would buy again

got this as spare backup rope decent price and quality, used it twice , does the job intended well .

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Patrick's profile picture
| Dublin
workhorse rope

I like this rope for abbing in to work routes, its nice and thick and is pretty durable, not the lightest or easiest handling but is still a good rope.

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Jana's profile picture
| Dublin
Sport climbing

Used the rope mainly for sport climbing (80 m). It is good but it get tangled quite often but it is a great value for performance.

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Neil's profile picture
| Stourport
Good indoor rope for the price

Used for the last month, I guess its will last at least a year being used 3 times a week indoors.
Handles well enough but gets a bit curly with Gri-Gri's and Cinches.

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oisin's profile picture
| Magazine road, cork
good tack

solid durable rope

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David's profile picture
| Oxford
Very satisfied with this purchase!

I am using it for indoor and outdoor sport climbing. It is not dry-coated so use it only in dry environments.

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| Surbiton
zonzi

Great for gym rope or, I use an 80m zonzi for sport as well

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