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Nice safety instructions with misleading picture 
 

Click to Enlarge PicturePetzl has put together some nice guidelines how to spot and belay in the beginning of a route. Strangely the rightmost picture does not at all correspond to what is written.

"The belayer must be close enough to the wall to minimize the amount of rope between him/her and the climber."

It should be mentioned that there is another picture included that shows that you should stand to the side. What could also be mentioned is that a light climber should stand leaning a bit backwards in order to better control the fall of a heavier climber especially in the beginning.