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Otis Peak  


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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: 40.2922, -105.6805 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Otis Peak is a longish ridge to the north of Loch Vale and goes up to the Continental Divide. It hosts Loch Vale Pinnacle, Wham, Zowie, The Solar Wall, Cosmo, Otis Flower Tower, Fire Tower, the Piton Spire, and The Birthday Tower. Under Otis Peak is the Alva Adams Tunnel that brings water from west to east of the Continental Divide.

Getting There 

From Glacier Gorge, go up to The Loch (~2.7 miles). Skirt the Loch on the right (north) side. Head up right on the Andrews Glacier Trail past Andrews Tarn (~3.5 miles). The first spires you see on the right are Wham and Zowie. Further downhill is the Loch Vale Pinnacle. Next are Solar Wall, Otis Flower Tower, and Piton Spire. Expect 1+ hours for the approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.3 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Otis Peak:
One for the Red Team   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch   Zowie
South Face   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches   Zowie
Piton D'Or (The Golden Piton)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   Piton Spire
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Featured Route For Otis Peak
Route, front rap.

The Path 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Cosmo
This route goes up the obvious, large, left-facing dihedral/chimney system on the south face of the tower. Climb the right side/face of the chimney feature. The rock is good on this side and has many cracks for protection. Head to the top of this feature, belay on a large ledge. Head up from the ledge on easy ramps and grassy ledges to another large ledge. On the right side of this large ledge, move up a broken, right-facing, dihedral system with lots of cracks on the right face. Continue up t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Otis Peak Slideshow Add Photo
The convoluted southern flanks of Otis Peak.
The convoluted southern flanks of Otis Peak.
I really liked the other photo by Keen Butterworth and wanted to see it in black and white. I did a little work with GIMP and here it is.
I really liked the other photo by Keen Butterworth...

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By jjjust
Jan 2, 2012
Otis Peak.