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
Heat Wave 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Colorado
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Otis Flower Tower
An interesting route. At the beginning the routes kinda chossy and slightly forced (it's 5.11 here, but 5.8 6 feet to the right...), but the quality improves greatly with height and the line becomes more natural. We got kinda lost in the middle (actually gave up on the route at one point and just climbed what looked cool) so my beta is a bit questionable. P1: Start on the left side of the tower in the shade under the obvious roof. Climb a variety of face, crack and dihedral up to the center roof...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: Otis Peak overview.
I really liked the other photo by Keen Butterworth...