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AP Treat 

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

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: john strand on Oct 30, 2008

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Jeff Lea contemplates the crux finish on AP Treat,...


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.


Go about 150' ? right of Funhouse.


pretty good, tree anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Graham making the clip on AP Treat, Cathedra...
Chris Graham making the clip on AP Treat, Cathedra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Graham moving up to the undercling. AP Treat...
Chris Graham moving up to the undercling. AP Treat...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Penny getting in the gear. AP Treat, Cathedra...
Dave Penny getting in the gear. AP Treat, Cathedra...

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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!
From: Between Nederland and Boulder,
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!

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