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Tofana di Rozes Rock Climbing

A combination of dazzling beauty with the best rock quality and diverse climbing routes

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.

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Varun Jaladi


June, 2022

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

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Duncan Mahood


September, 2021

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

Explore Share is really a fantastic platform. I'm a first-time user and I was very happy with my experience. It was helpful to chat with Renato briefly before completing my booking so that we could narrow down the right dates. Renato personally was a fantastic guide with unmatched experience. I'll definitely be using this service again.

Sophie Littlefair


September, 2020

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

Etienne was great.

Darin Banner


September, 2019

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

Excellent experience. Customized to my needs. Very safe. Successful climb. Thanks!

Scott Patterson


June, 2019

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

Excellent guide and climbing.

Brenda V


June, 2019

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

My brother and I did our first multi pitch climbs with Etienne in the valley near Arco. We had a great time on the rocks, we always felt secured and learned a lot too. Etienne knows the area very well and picked a pitch with a great view. Would recommend to any beginner climbers who want to challenge themselves.

Sam Mueller


May, 2019

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

Its important to look at reviews of each guide to choose the best experience. Look no further. Etienne Bernard is flexible, safe, personable, proactive, and HIGHLY experienced. Although it was snowy and frigid, Etienne helped me persevere up the a 600' climb. He was very encouraging, I never felt unsafe, and I fully recommend his guiding services. I hope everyone looking to climb, ski, or hike in the Dolomites, Italy is able to having Etienne as their guide.

Tony Roberts


June, 2018

Guided multi-pitch climbing in the Dolomites

Brilliant trip with my 14 year old son. Etienne knew the area thoroughly, chose challenging but fun routes, kept us safe at all times and made the whole trip a fantastic experience.


There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Tofana di Rozes

Both in Tofane and in all the Italian Dolomites, you will find incredible mountains that have become a great challenge for adventurers. Not every day you have a wide vertical fan and breathtaking views at your disposal. In addition to its great rock climbing routes ideal to enjoy in a multi-day trip, there are also simpler itineraries that will not take more than half a day.


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Best time to visit

From June to September


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

How to get there

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

More info about Rock Climbing in Tofana di Rozes:

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


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