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|Date: May 1995||Climbers: Henriette, Frederik, Mathias||Terrain: V- Exposed Granite||Area: Kullen, Sweden|
It is a nice drive through the Swedish landscape and the mood is high when we finally reach the peninsular named Kullen. We (Henriette, Frederik and I) were quite excited to finally introduce our beloved parents to the wonderful world of rock. My dad has never had any big problems with heights or stuff like that - actually he used to be a bit wild himself in his young days - but my mum is slightly more concerned with the kids activities into the world of extreme sports. So we kept a firm eye on our dear mum as we approached the steep seacliff on the North side of Kullen - the crag "Kullamandens Dør" (The Door of the Kullen Man). Fred hadn't been on Kullen for a while and I wanted him to lead "Original Ruten" together with Henriette. A classic of the crag that takes the well defined arete up the impressive face of the "Door". It is relatively hard territory this sector of Kullen and this route is nicely positioned in the middle of the hard boys playground. I wasn't feeling to great due to some stomach instability and I ended up with mum and dad watching Henriette and Frederik from a distance, while I explained the phases of the climbing to the two of them. It was very good to be able to explain the fascination of the rock climbing firsthand and remove a bit of the mystery surrounding our weekly trips to the climbing wall and the regular weekend trips to Kullen.
Fred climbing the route in good style and Henriette soon followed. It was the only route we did that weekend and the rest of the day was spend route spotting and eating our homemade picnic. Different from the usual route-ticking but nice nevertheless. And mum Willerup didn't at the end of the day have any problems with the heights of the seacliffs and she now understands what drives us to the crags around the world and who knows - she might even start herself one day.