Tofana di Rozes (3,225 m) is one of the three highest peaks of Tofane, a mountain group in the Italian Dolomites. It is located west of Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the province of Belluno. Most of Tofane is inside a natural park, that is why it is a very well preserved and protected area. But the biggest attraction for climbers and alpinists is the rock formations that predominate the environment: a dolomite rock type of the Upper Triassic, one of the best quality rock in the world.
The access to any of the so-called ‘Three Tofanas’, can be done by via ferrata or by an excellent cable car system. There are also mountain huts where you can spend the night or meet your group to start the rock climbing trip to Tofana di Rozes.
One of the best routes is through its south face, a spectacular vertical rock wall that contrasts the accessible northern slope. Here you will find the normal route, that combines pitches with solid rock, along with areas with loose rock, ideal for the most amazing scrambling. On the northern slope you can also crown the summit making a technically simple climb but, due to the altitude, it can be a bit risky and tiring especially if there is snow or ice.
The starting point for the ascent to Tofana di Rozes is usually the Dibona refuge. Its access is well signposted and runs along a narrow road that eventually becomes an unpaved road, but accessible to all types of vehicles. It is also the starting point for other excursions, ascents, climbing routes and via ferratas.
As for the ascent routes to Tofana di Rozes, all of them are well signposted, so to follow the right path will not mean any problem, beyond paying attention to the signs. In any case, it is an adventure that requires technical knowledge and great physical resistance, so it is essential to be accompanied by a certified mountain guide.
Summers are hot, winters are very cold and dry and it is partly cloudy all year round. Temperatures generally vary from -5 °C to 29 °C and rarely drop to -9°C or rises more than 33 °C.
Cortina d'Ampezzo is accessible by bus and train. The nearest airports are those of Treviso and Venice Marco Polo. The city of Venice is 160 kilometers away. The train line that arrives at Cortina is the Venezia Santa Lucía-Calazo di Cadore. The most usual route to get to Cortina d'Ampezzo by car is the A27 highway that goes from Mestre to Belluno.
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