Ascent of Tofana di Rozes on 2017-08-02
|Date:||Wednesday, August 2, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Tofana di Rozes|
| Elevation:||10581 ft / 3225 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove up from Cortina, chairlift to Rifugio Pomedes, starts at 0840 (finishes 1640), actually starts 15 mins early today. From top of chairlift a short descent to the rifugio, then signed trail descends R c. 100m then another sign R for the easy ferrata section (crossing a ledge system, impressive situation) leading to wide scree gully with huge cliffs of the two Tofanas either side, we keep R on scree to keep out of the sun, eventually gaining wide track busy with walkers.
Just before Rif Giussani we turn L past the old derelict refuge, following blue and red painted trail as it climbs gradually R across the foot of Rozes N face. Our blue trail forks L steeply uphill while the red route descends. We follow blue trail (quite a busy route) zigzagging up R on rubble and good rock, eventually reaching NW ridge where a ferrata contours in from R. Route follows ridge a short way then zigzags up R, a little sketchy and exposed in places, to reach short summit ridge with cross at S end and the highpoint a rock outcrop just N of cairn.
50 mins on top enjoying view, then down, noting possible weather change, very carefully for first 100m then mostly straightforward, arriving at Rif Giussani in about 1h30 (up was 3h30). Giussani a lovely place, wooden and traditional with v nice decor. Raining by 4pm, quite normal for this time of year but unusual for this week. A celebratory Radler shandy and a lazy afternoon, first of the week!
Tomorrow's plan is the slightly higher Tofana di Mezzo via the ruta normale (easy ferrata) then down by cable car.
Note: Getting a late pm chairlift and overnighting at Rif Pomedes it may be possible to summit all three Tofanas in a day. Or maybe not...
Tofana di Rozes photo album
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2985 ft / 909 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Aid Climb|
| Gain on way in:||2985 ft / 909 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.3 km|
| Start Trailhead:||7596 ft / 2315 m|
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