Magnificent climb along the majestic and overhanging South Pillar in the Tofana di Rozes. The itinerary climbs the unmistakable yellow-black face along a logical and elegant line among cracks, roofs, slabs, and corners: a thrilling, technical, and evenly paced climb, that requires good training.

  • Dolomites, Tofana di Rozes
  • 10 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the Costantini Apollonio climbing route to the Pilastro of Tofana di Rozes

The route was opened in 1944 by E. Costantini and R. Apollonio and is a great classic mountain climb in the Dolomites, coveted by all climbers. It features an extremely rewarding itinerary that follows a long crack in the first lengths, leading to the route’s key move: two large roofs and the famous “donkey's back” that we need to overtake with great strength and ability. Next are corners and an easy yet exposed traverse. The route unfolds in 16 to 18 lengths for 550 meters on great and solid rock and may be slightly slippery in a few yellow stretches. The climb has a VII+/A0 level of difficulty, with mandatory VI. The descent follows a trail.

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Rifugio Dibona
    Vallon Tofana, 1
    32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo, BL
  • Meeting time 6.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°31'57.1"N 12°04'12.6"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Approach shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the mountain guide and transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for climbing in the Dolomites to the Costantini Apollonio climbing route to the Pilastro of Tofana di Rozes, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
Powrock will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.

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