Type: Sport
FA: Phil Requist
Page Views: 1,226 total · 12/month
Shared By: andy patterson on Nov 2, 2010
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Description

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

Location

Just left of Chips Ahoy.

Protection

Fixed draws.

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andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
  5.12d
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
  5.12d
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. Mar 24, 2013
Bob Banks  
 
To further already shattered egos out there, Pro Skill was rated 12c for many years. I always called it 12c/13b. May 22, 2013
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
  5.12d
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
  5.12d
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. Oct 6, 2013
Brian S
Truckee, CA
Brian S   Truckee, CA
There is a semi-popular link-up - No Skill. Climb most of Old Pro Skill cut over to the Chips outro jugs. Skips the cruxes of both routes. 12b/c? Oct 21, 2014
steve edwards
SLC, UT
steve edwards   SLC, UT
Sounds like somebody's using the old pro skill on him and my man's fallin' for it. Nov 4, 2014