The nickname comes from the characteristic pinkish colour of the limestone that forms the rock massif. The summit of Tofana di Rozes can be ascended by a marked route or by a very difficult iron route (Via Ferrata) , called G. Lipalia. If you decide to climb the via ferrata, the helmet and the head torch is a must because the route is led through an 800- metre-long tunnel named Castelletto.
The tunnel was mined by soldiers during the First World War. It is not the only reminder the soldiers had left behind. Under Tofana di Rozes, you will come across lots of barbed wire and also dwellings carved in the rock. Even today, you may find pieces of iron shell splinters, old cans, etc. In the nearby pass you can identify the whole defensive complex with little crenels that had been built in the rock.
You can approach Tofana di Rozes from Cortina d´Ampezzo, on the Road no. 48. If you want to walk, the trail begins at the crossroads named Cianzopé. From there, you will set out along the marked trail no. 422 to the mountain chalet called Rifugio Dibona (2083 m above sea) . Then you can continue along the trail no. 403 up to the peak of Tofana di Rozes. You will use the same route on the way back.
The starting point of the Via Ferrata is the crossroads called Cason de Rozes. From there, you will follow the trail no. 402 to the crossroads of Forc Col dei Bos, where you will see the already-mentioned tunnel. When you get out of the tunnel, continue along the iron trail up to the top of Tofana di Rozes. To get down, follow the trails no. 403 and no. 422.