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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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What should I know about Rock Climbing 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.

Why should I choose Tofana di Rozes for my Rock Climbing adventure?

A paradise for sports lovers

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.

Magic towns

If you are looking for a base camp or even if you do not want to lose touch with civilization, the Dolomites are full of lovely villages to visit. Many of them are at the foot of incredible lakes and look like fairy-tale places, embedded in the middle of the mountains. After an arduous day of rock climbing, let yourself be carried away by these wonderful landscapes.

Be part of the history

This area was one of the scenarios that hosted the First World War. The nature of these mountains has been transformed with the creation of tunnels and trenches. In Cortina d'Ampezzo, where Tofane is located, there is a museum dedicated to this war and we can walk a few kilometers through the trenches and via ferratas where the battle took place.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Tofana di Rozes?

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.

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How can I get to Tofana di Rozes?

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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When is the best time to travel to Tofana di Rozes for Rock Climbing?

From June to September

What people are saying about Rock Climbing |



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.



Etienne was great.



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.



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.



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

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