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The Old Pro Skill 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Phil Requist
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Submitted By: andy patterson on Nov 2, 2010
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Phil. Crushing.


Long, powerful lock-offs at bottom. Juggy midsection. Cruxy last moves with a scary clip to boot.


Just left of Chips Ahoy.


Fixed draws.

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By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 24, 2013

Okay, so I kind of take back what I said: the last clip isn't actually SCARY. It's slightly awkward, but even if you blow it with gobs of slack out, your fall will be pleasant, albeit big.

This route evinces the concept of "redpoint-heartbreak".

So fun.

By Bob Banks
May 22, 2013

To further already shattered egos out there, Pro Skill was rated 12c for many years. I always called it 12c/13b.

By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 6, 2013

My current approach to this route includes skipping the last clip altogether. That way I can focus on just the climbing. A few other guys do this, too. I think it was the only way I could redpoint, since you HAVE to be fresh on the undercling move, and fuddling with the clip wastes precious juice.

By Grover
Apr 2, 2014