Here at 53 Degrees North we are seriously proud of our Beal collection. We have the largest range in Ireland, at the best prices. We stock everything from climbing accessories to ropes. Whether you're looking for a chalk, chalk bags or ropes from Beal, we have it all.
Beal is a small family entreprise 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. The international presence of Beal and sale of the 8 million metres of rope which leave the premises in Vienne annually are supported by a worldwide network of distributors spanning 40 different countries. In addition Beal has an associate in the US state of Georgia which covers American market needs, thus overcoming in part the vicissitudes of the dollar. 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". First manufacturer to have obtained CE approval for its semi-static ropes, Beal is also very active in the field of security and working ropes used in industry.