I do indoor climbing up a climbing wall. I am usually at the centre for about an hour or so, and in that time will do about 8/9 climbs to a height of about 10 metres. The routine is that I will climb then my buddy will climb and I will belay him. Usually in fairly quick succession.
Now, when I look on the calorie counter for MFP it tells me I am burning 500 odd calories in 45 minutes. Now, I am not continuously climbing for that time, so I reduced it by half. but even then I don't believe I am using 300 calories.
I climb because I enjoy it, and it is great for strengthening your limbs and a good all round fitness. It's hard work and challenging on a mental and physical level. I'd climb even if I wasn't using MFP, but I would like to count SOME of the calories. Does anyone have a clue how many calories would be about right? Does anyone else climb and perhaps use an HRM to count calories?