This is a very nice rope. Nice handling qualities, feel to it, weight. Have used BEAL ropes before with no issues. I also have a like Mammut ropes as well as Sterling ropes (I like the Sterling Evolution Sharma rope color/pattern a lot - being a dark colored rope it doesn't show dirt and grime vs. a light colored rope - which is a reason why I chose this purple BEAL rope. This is a very nice rope, and the price was great. No 'negatives' here! BEAL is def a leader in making quality, dependable ropes.