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
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