"1) DO NOT EVER take your brake hand off of the beer. Spillage sucks. 2) If your partner falls before clipping the first bolt, be sure to quickly get the fuck out of the way. Gravity kills, dude, so don't try to interfere. 3) Penalty slack should only be invoked when you are in the mood to do so, but at those times, be generous." — The Primary Belayer Rules of Life, according to MadDog taking a belaying test in a climbing gym.