Welcome to Tindegruppa

This is an article containing information about the students climbing group, Tindegruppa. We are working on making an English version of the site.

Tindegruppa has about 250-300 active members and is one of the largest climbing groups in Norway. More or less all kinds of climbing activity are represented in the group, from ice-climbing, big-wall climbing, sport climbing, bouldering, trad climbing etc…

All the activity in Tindegruppa is build upon own initiative and individual prefrences, and all the work being done is done entirly by volunteers.

There are no organized climbing activity in Tindegruppa, except from a couple of gatherings during the year. Still it is a very open and social group with a lot of enthusiastic climbing people. Tindegruppa does not provide climbing gear.

If you want to receive information from Tindegruppa during the year you can subscribe to our mailing lists.

Looking for climbing partners?

There are plenty of people that want to climb in Trondheim, but if you are new in town it could be difficult to get to them. Here are some different suggestions you can try:

  • Start using the bouldring room. Here you’ll find a lot of nice people to talk to and maybe you fiend yourself a new climbing partner too?
  • Write a post at “TG Møteplassen” and ask for climbing partners.

Why become a member of Tindegruppa

  • Be able to buy one-year card at Dragwall( else you will have to pay 25 NOK to climb there)
  • Free use of the cabin at Selnes
  • Discount at special days at local stores

Tindegruppa also provides free stay at the annual gathering in Romsdalen usually in September and cheap stay at the annual ice-climbing festival in Oppdal, usually in February.

How to become a member of Tindegruppa

For exchange students that intend to stay in Trondheim for just one year the fee is 100NOK. This only counts for foreign students – not Norwegian.

  • Create an account on this site and activate your account with the activation link sent to your email address.
  • Login. The  payment instruction can be found on your profile page called "Din profil" (Medlemsområde > Din profil).
  • You can either pay with bank transfer or cash to the treasurer. If you want to pay cash you must send him an email and set up a meeting. Treasurer's email


Usually Tindegruppa will arrange 2-3 different gatherings throughout the year. One in Romsdalen around September, a ice-climbing festival in Oppdal in the winter, and a spring gathering at Selnes or wherever there are good climbing conditions. This could be a nice place to meet new climbing friends.

It is important to notice that there are no courses during these gatherings and you have to know how to climb and belay before!

Tindegruppa administer a cottage located at Selnes, Fosenhalvøya, about 1.5 hour drive from Trondheim. If you are a member of Tindegruppa you can stay here for free. 

Training facilities

Tindegruppa administers and runs two different places for indoor climbing in Trondheim.

  • A bouldering room at I-bygget/Gløshaugen
  • A 12 meter high climbing wall, refered to as Dragwall, at Dragvoll idrettssenter.

Bouldering room

The bouldring room was finished December 2005. It is open for all members of NTNUI. It is a social place to be and to find climbing partners.


The climbing wall at Dragvoll is about 12 meter high and got routes from 4-8+ (Norwegian grading system). Everyone is welcome to climb at Dragwall, as long as you have the norwegian climbing certificate (Brattkort). You also have to have your own shoes, harness, rope, bealy device and climing partner. The room can hold 26 people.

The Dragwall Police (blue t-shirts with print on) is in charge of the safety at Dragwall.

The opening hours are the same as for the rest of the training center. You also have to pay to climb at Dragwall. Members of Tindegruppa can get one-year card (300NOK). Otherwise you have to pay 25NOK everytime you climb.

Climbing courses

Tindegruppa arrange 2-3 indoor courses at Dragwall and 1-2 weekend outdoor courses at Selnes during the year.

NB! All the courses will be held in Norwegian, therefore see the Norwegian part of the web-page for more information.

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