How many calories do you burn with Rock climbing?

Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 754 calories per hour with Rock climbing. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Rock climbing or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Rock climbing Calorie Calculator

Burned calories (KCAL)
with Rock climbing


Rock climbing (outdoors or on an indoor rock climbing wall) is becoming more and more popular around the world. It's a full-body workout that gets you in perfect shape. Rock climbing will not only strengthen your muscles, it will also increase your heart rate to work cardio.The amount of calories you burn during Rock Climbing depends on your weight and the difficulty of the climbing route.

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 Rock climbing?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Rock climbing. The MET value of Rock climbing = 8.8. 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 Rock climbing: 8.8
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Rock climbing for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 8.8 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 377 kcal

With 30 minutes of with Rock climbing you burn 377 kcal.