Table 2

Summary of studies that have measured heart rate and oxygen consumption during top rope or lead climbing

InvestigationSample sizeClimbing gradeHeart rate (beats/min)o2 (ml/kg/min)
Values are expressed as mean (SD).
Sheel et al695.11c144 (14)22.7 (3.7)
5.10c129 (13)20.1 (3.3)
Mermier et al7145.11+163 (15)24.9 (4.9)
5.9155 (15)21.9 (5.3)
5.6142 (19)20.7 (8.1)
Watts et al3155. 12b148 (16)24.7 (4.3)
Billat et al545.12a176 (14)24.9 (1.2)
5.12a159 (14)20.6 (0.9)
Booth et al275.10d157 (8)32.8 (2.0)