Beal is a small family enterprise employing 45 people, situated in Vienne, in the French Department of Isere. Despite its modest size, Beal qualifies as the world’s premier manufacturer of climbing and security ropes selling over 8 million meters of rope a year a distributing to 40 countries. This leading position is explained by indisputable technical advances in the production process compared to its competitors.
ISO 9001 certified to guarantee production quality, Beal devotes 5% of its turnover to Research and Development and another 5% to promotion. A good part of the promotion budget goes to sponsoring stars of the climbing and mountaineering world: from Patrick Edlinger to Lynn Hill, from Yuji Hirayama to Fred Rouhling, most of the leading lights of climbing form part of the " Beal Team".
Beal was the first manufacturer to have obtained CE approval for its semi-static ropes. Since starting with Yannick Seigneur, then accelerating with Patrick Edlinger, the story of BEAL ropes has been marked by passion and research.
The Brand has been at the heart of the changes in the practice of climbing since the 80’s. It’s the development of rope dynamics, requested by the climbers who started to fly, which allowed them to be liberated from the pain of the fall. Thus freed of this psychological brake, energy is concentrated on the movements of climbing, leading to spectacular progress. But back at BEAL, it is not only the ropes that are dynamic.
After the Programme System and the Black Limit, passing by way of Dry Cover, ultra light ropes, the lowest impact forces, and the Aero harness, the development department has not ceased its dynamic innovations.