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AP Treat 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: not sure
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Submitted By: john strand on Oct 30, 2008

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Chris Graham moving up to the undercling. AP Treat...

Description 

A nice moderate route with good pro. Below and left of the Beast or right of Funhouse is a small slab with a couple of bolts. AP climbs the right hand arete with a couple of pins and a bolt.


Location 

Go about 150' ? right of Funhouse.


Protection 

pretty good, tree anchor



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Dave Penny getting in the gear. AP Treat, Cathedral Ledge, NH. Photo by Jeff Lea
Dave Penny getting in the gear. AP Treat, Cathedra...
Chris Graham making the clip on AP Treat, Cathedral Ledge, North Conway. Photo by Jeff Lea
Chris Graham making the clip on AP Treat, Cathedra...
Jeff Lea contemplates the crux finish on AP Treat, Cathedral Ledge, North Conway. Phot by Chad Hussey
Jeff Lea contemplates the crux finish on AP Treat,...
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By Chris Graham
From: Bartlett, NH
Jun 23, 2010

This was a fairly popular route back in the early 80's, but seemed to lose it's popularity shortly thereafter. It is a fun route with interesting moves but needs a good cleaning. I haven't seen anyone on this route in 20+ years. Sticks and Stones is just to the left for a heart pounding!

By john strand
From: southern colo
Jun 23, 2010

Wow- 20 years. I always thought this was decent route at a moderate grade. not to many of those on Cathedral. Whack a Mole/ Sticks has had 3 ascents ? I must be real stupid 'cause I've done it twice

By apross
Jun 24, 2010

good little route, used to do it all the time when guiding.

By Chris Graham
From: Bartlett, NH
Aug 9, 2010

AP has been totally cleaned and restored to its original condition after three days of scrubbing. It is a really fun climb with reasonable (albeit spaced) gear with a pin at mid height. The 1/4" has been replaced. It has been seeing some traffic lately which is great to see! Give it a try and while you are at it, the 5.10 15' to the right of it is a great pitch too!

By EDGE
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 3, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Thanks for cleaning this Chris. I did it today, first time in something like 28 years, and it climbed just as nice as I remembered it. There is only one pin at mid height and one bolt near the top; the first pro is a mid sized stopper or cam about 30 feet up and 6 feet below the pin, and a fall before that would not be pretty. Fortunately the moves are not bad.

By Bob A
May 13, 2014

  • * Gear beta spoiler***
There is a small cam(micro) in the seam partway into the start of the first real friction moves.A little heady for sure.
When Chris and I cleaned this up a few years back we also noticed an old 1/4 inch hole down low on the route which would protect those first moves from groundfall.
Anybody know the history behind that??
Original,added later and removed??

By john strand
From: southern colo
May 13, 2014

i never remember a bolt down low, but weren't there 3 ? pins ?

By Bob A
May 15, 2014

only one pin John.
It is a bugaboo I think at least halfway up and off to the right before you step left to the final rails and bolt near the top.
On another note,a friend scrubbed Wack-a-mole/Sticks last year and we just replaced the bolt on 5-13-14.
This may see another accent this year!
A couple of people are "interested".
John do you know if that moderate short crack on the very left end of the slab has been done?Just curious as I am giving it a good cleaning.It will be a nice little 5.5? or so gear route to add to the area.
We are thinking of cleaning the whole Sticks slab.Alot of work for sure!