The convoluted southern flanks of Otis Peak.
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.
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.
Weather station 8.3 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Otis Peak
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Otis Peak:
Featured Route For Otis Peak
One for the Red Team 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Zowie
As you approach Zowie from the south, you will see the chimney on the West side of the South face, this is the standard route. On the East side of the South Face there is a "flatiron" which is the route described by Bell/MacDonald comments in the South Face description.Just left (West) of this variation, there is an large, overhanging, left-facing dihedral. The two-star rating accounts for the moss and lichen. If it were cleaned it could become a clas...[more] Browse More Classics in CO