I think I can honestly claim to be climbing 5.7s now, which is almost like real climbing.
I did tape my feet and ankles up until they looked like mummy feet, and something in the top of my right foot is still killing me. But I climbed, and it was actual climbing, and I did not suck.
I'd almost forgotten what that was like.
Friday, I have to go try that stupid red wall that's kicking my ass again. And there's an overhung black route that's rated a 5.7+ that I really think I could do.