The BEAL Ice Line 8.1mm UNICORE is the lightest half rope made using UNICORE technology. Offering the minimal weight and free running of a twin rope plus the advantages of a double rope, the Ice Line is a trump card that no alpinist can ignore.This product will be shipped directly from Beal and will leave their warehouse in 2 3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only. Best uses: alpinemountaineering, ice climbing. UNICORE technology bonds the sheath and core without affecting the suppleness of the rope resistant to moisture and eliminates sheath slippage and bunching. Dry Cover construction features a sheath treated with a water repellent chemical before the rope is manufactured Improves resistance to grit and humidity Limits water absorption Improves rope running through carabiners and belay devices Improves abrasion resistance in normal climbing conditions. Extremely low impact force settles the nerves when facing less than perfect protection points in ice and on mixed routes. One over two weave delivers smooth performance. Every BEAL rope possesses an individual identification number IdN on the end of the rope and on an individual identification card.