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Otis Peak

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Cosmo 
Fire Tower 
Forgotten Spire 
Hidden Spire 
Otis Flower Tower 
Otis Power Tower (known in the new Haas book as The Momento) 
Piton Spire 
Solar Wall, The 
Thrill Tower 
Wham 
Zowie 

Otis Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: 40.2922, -105.6805 View Map  Incorrect?
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The convoluted southern flanks of Otis Peak.

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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

17 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Otis Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Magic in the Middle.

Magic in the Middle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Zowie
This has a moderate approach, good alpine rock, minimal lichen, high quality climbing at a consistent grade, big belay ledges, a spectacular summit with great views and a straightforward descent. What more could you ask for? Several of the pitches look intimidating from below, but gear placements show up. This is arguably better than the Petite and one of the best moderate routes in RMNP. P1. 5.6. Start on a pedestal at the low point of the south face. Head up a black streak to the right move l...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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