How many sessions does it take to break in climbing shoes?
It can take anywhere from a few sessions to a few weeks to break in climbing shoes. The amount of time it takes also depends on the fit and stiffness of the shoes. Some climbing shoes may be more comfortable from the beginning and require less breaking in than others.
Many climbers choose to climb just a few routes each session in new climbing shoes, and to gradually increase the amount of time spent in them. This will extend the time it takes to break in the shoes, but, if the shoes are unbearable to wear, it may be a good option.