Had a blast today rock climbing with my daughter and her friend. We walked into the Stone Summit Rock Climbing and Fitness Center. Today after church. They have the best climbing and the safest place I could imagine. The three of us started bouldering. They had regular climbing shoes and I had my Vibram Bilka LS. It was a great experience. The big difference between the regular shoe and the Vibram was that the Vibram slipped a little on the wall. It did great when stepping on the holds but if I had to just put my foot on the wall it slipped a little.
I could really feel the wall and the holds through the Vibram like I would imagine barefoot climbing would be like. Although it was a fun experience for casual climbing I would not recommend it for serious climbs or top rope climbing. In those places every advantage is important. So a little slip could cost you. But for a lite or casual climb it was a lot of fun..