Petzl is a fantastic brand with an exemplary dedication to product safety. I recommend Petzl products to anyone getting into climbing. Our most popular gear review is a comparison of the Petzl GriGri and GriGri+ and my favorite gear review is the Petzl Connect Adjust. Let it be known that theDIHEDRAL supports and loves Petzl products.
The Petzl Website has some of the best tutorials, instructional videos, and safety tips available. With easy to follow steps, I have to admit I am a regular visitor to their how-to page. Climbers are the beneficiaries of better, safer, and smarter climbing because Petzl takes the time to help, and for that I am and will forever be grateful.
With that being stated, the images on the webpage seem to be begging for a satirical twist to their intended purpose1. (Sorry Petzl, you kind of made me do it.)
This image is used to display belay technique as means to promote and embrace the “Ghost in the Machine”. However, Cartesian Dualism is not an adequate solution to the mind/body problem. Do better Petzl, we no longer live in the 17th century.
She knew Arthur misunderstood her safety check when he answered: “Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.”
When you want to be a climber but you’re meant to be a gardener. #GreenThumb #GardeningIsMyPassion
Those socks with those shoes? Come on Dale! Also there are no climbing holds, and Dale’s rope doesn’t seem to be properly flaked, and his rope isn’t connected to a climber, it just stops in the air? But mostly it’s his socks.
You guessed it, Tom believes that information from entertainment news outlets and social media sites constitutes reliable information. In addition he believes that viewing these sources is equivalent to research. Because of Tom’s inability to discriminate between good and bad sources, and his psychological desire to quell uncertainty when possible, he is quick to accept misinformation, falsehoods, and conspiracy theories. As Tom’s uncertainties are resolved (based on unfounded and false information) so too are his insecurities of being left behind in a changing world. Others like Tom share these false ideas and a community of folks with an overinflated sense of value are united in misinformation. The misinformation grounds Tom and his likeminded community to the point that any attempt to question the falsehoods guiding the group are considered an attack on the personal character of Tom and the entire group with which he identifies. Also his left hand is holding the rope very strangely in the third picture.
This one is kind of tough to see, but if you look closely you’ll notice that the belayer is balancing a large green right-angle triangle on their eyeball. This is generally not advised when belaying nor when climbing.
- To iterate, the original intention of the images is for safety and in no sense a laughing or joking matter. Safety is very serious, and not following intended protocol could lead to severe injury or death.