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.
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The Smokey Birthday Climb (9/7/10) 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600' Otis Power Tower (aka B-da...
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Piton D'Or (The Golden Piton) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Piton Spire
This route is on the spire to the climber's left (west) of the Otis Flower Tower.The spire has been climbed before. I could not find a name for it, so we dubbed it The Piton Spire....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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