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.

Ascent:
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.
 

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