BETA PHOTO: Otis Peak overview.
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
13 Total Routes
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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
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Jan 2, 2012