Teaching Rock Climbing
Aside from coaching I also teach classes for the Health and Physical Education department at Luther College. One of which is a face-climbing course available on campus.
This course is a thorough investigation of the protection system, particularly as it is applied in forms of top rope climbing. Techniques are in concert with the AMGA's (American Mountain Guides Association) guidelines for institutional top-rope climbing. Students are exposed to skills such as belaying, building belay anchors and belay stations, tying off and escaping the belay, crevasse self-rescue and team-rescue, rappelling. We also may practice leading on sport. Practice and instruction in face-climbing movement while on top-rope is also a daily part of the course.