How many calories do you burn with Abseiling?

Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 394 calories per hour with Abseiling. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Abseiling or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

Abseiling Calorie Calculator

Burned calories (KCAL)
with Abseiling


Abseiling is a controlled descent down a rock face using a rope and a friction device. It is a technique mostly used by rock climbers for returning to the base of a climb. With Abseiling (rappelling) you won't burn that many calories. You are mostly using the gravity to move down the rock. If you want to burn more calories, try the other way arround. Try Rock Climbing! In fact, with rock climbing you can burn anywhere from 500 to 900 calories per hour.

Calories burned with Outdoor Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Abseiling 4.6 99 197 296 394
Fishing 2.7 58 116 174 231
Jogging 7 150 300 450 600
Rock climbing 8.8 189 377 566 754
Ultimate Frisbee 5.3 114 227 341 454

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Abseiling?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Abseiling. The MET value of Abseiling = 4.6. We multiply the MET value with the person's body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 pounds
MET value of Abseiling: 4.6
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Abseiling for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 4.6 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 197 kcal

With 30 minutes of with Abseiling you burn 197 kcal.