How many calories do you burn with Rock climbing?

Calories Burned Calculator
Calories Burned Calculator

Rock climbing burns an average of 754 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Rock climbing or other activities.

Calories burned with Outdoor Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Abseiling 4.6 99 197 296 394
Fishing 2.7 58 116 174 231
Inline Skating 7.4 159 317 476 634
Jogging 7 150 300 450 600
Rock climbing 8.8 189 377 566 754
Roller skating 5.8 124 249 373 497
Skateboarding 5.6 120 240 360 480
Ultimate Frisbee 5.3 114 227 341 454

How do we calculate how many calories Rock climbing burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Rock climbing is used.

Rock climbing has a MET of 8.8.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Rock climbing: 8.8

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Rock climbing:
(180 / 2.20462) * 8.8 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 754

What is MET?

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Rock climbing.


* There is no way for METs to accurately estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals when taking into account differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, and intensity of movement, as well as environmental conditions. The result is that energy expenditures will vary from individual to individual even when the same activity is performed.

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