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Fixed rope route "Giovanni Lipella"

Tofana di Rozes, 3225 m

Difficulty: very difficult
Valuation of the tour: complex route
Details of the via ferrata: 55% steel rope, 5% ladders, 30% exposed path, 10% tunnel
Duration: ca. 8 hours
Ascent and descent: 1290m of altitude
Time of approach: ca. 1 ¼ hour
Time on the via ferrata: ca. 4 hours – 670 m of altitude / 120m in descent
Exit-Summit: ca. ¾ hour – 200m of altitude
Descent: ca. 2 ¼ hours
Position: West

Difficulty and general information
The large crossings on the west-wall are partially exposed.

Starting point
From Falzarego-Pass in the direction Cortina. A few km after the crossing to Cinque Torri we turn left (sign) on the street to Rifugio Dibona (parking place).

Time of approach
From Rifugio Angelo Dibona (2053m) we go first on a large way in the direction Tofana South-Wall. From the ground station of the cable-car we go on to Rifugio Giussani  (Way number 442) steep uphill trough the forest until the south-wall. We follow way number 404 at the left to the crossing (sign) then we turn right to the beginning of the Castelletto-Tunnel.

From the top over the normal way back, then we follow the blue marks over the steep north-east slope and over a gravel-slope to Rifugio Giussani. From there we go on way number 403 back to the starting point.

Fixed rope route "Giovanni Lipella"
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