Otto's Route Climber's Log

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MMclimbhigh - Dec 22, 2022 11:16 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2017

Classic  Sucess!

Worthy tower climb. Had the place all to ourselves

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Sep 4, 2018 9:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2018

Otto's Route  Sucess!

Otto's route is no doubt the easiest (tourist) route in the park. Rated quite soft when compared to Long Dong on Kissing Couple or anything on the Sentinel, etc. .It is a decent solo, but the last several meters offer exposed face climbing to get over the cap rock, the crux of the climb. What the guide calls the 3rd pitch offers a short but quality off width section if you ignore the drill pockets. The "time tunnel" thing I have seen mentioned is really just a corridor between pitches. The top rap is below the summit, but it is a relatively easy down climb. There is a summit register as of 2018. Rap from the top of pitch six to the bottom of pitch five (need a true 70m). Pull the rope and follow the narrow passage back to the top of pitch three. Make a short rap to the top of pitch two. Then one 70m rope rap to the ground. Quite a bit of fixed hardware en-route. Single to C4#4 would be more than adequate for the competent leader. Well climbed route won't get any cleaner in the monument. North facing wall, excellent in summer conditions as long as you are not a pussy about the hike in and out.


McCannster - Nov 7, 2014 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2014

Unique climb  Sucess!

Led every pitch.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Oct 21, 2014 12:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2014

Great route  Sucess!

I led pitches 2 and 3. Very fun route and an excellent summit


blueshade - Jan 10, 2013 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2012

fun local climb  Sucess!

Climbed with the rasgoat.


rasgoat - Nov 24, 2012 4:39 pm

Cool looking rock  Sucess!

A fun few moves on each pitch. Second pitch was way easier than I expected, perhaps some are intimidated by the awkward positioning but I found all the moves easily, thought it to be 5.7 at best. The final pitch was a surprise to me though. I am a 5.8 leader accustomed to roofs and this thing was tough! the pitons provided great protection for the crux move but the lack of feet along with the rock being cold and sandy combined with an almost barndoor feel under the roof provided a good challenge. It was pumpy and I regret that it was my first lead to have to pull on the gear!


Rockclimber77 - Sep 18, 2011 1:59 pm

otto's classic route  Sucess!

what started as an adventerous climb is now more of a walk in the park, i climb this tower alot!

Brian C

Brian C - Mar 27, 2011 8:47 am Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011

Back for more.  Sucess!

Went up again on a nice spring day with my wife. Chilly in the morning shade but it shaped up to be a nice day.


noahs213 - Oct 18, 2010 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010

Cool  Sucess!

Thought the crux was the offdith, chimney third pitch. Top pitch was not bad at all. Get on it!


shanahan96 - Sep 19, 2010 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

evening the score  Sucess!

excellent, fun filled day on a great route with a fantastic group! the cruxes, especially the 5.8 stretch through the buttcracks weren't as difficult as i thought they'd be. 5.9 overhang to gain the summit was a real challenge, and i needed to hang for a moment before pulling through on my second attempt.

great desert colorado!



chicagotransplant - Sep 19, 2010 12:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


Otto's route with Jamie, Aaron and Sean. Couple of tough spots, especially the cap rock crux which got a bit pumpy trying to pull the roof with slick feet. Overall a very fun route and great weather, warm day but route stays mostly comfortably in the shade.

Brian C

Brian C - Jun 2, 2010 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Round 2  Sucess!

Another great day. A+!!

Brian C

Brian C - Apr 26, 2010 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2010

Otto's  Sucess!

Good climb. A bit scary on the last pitch in 40mph winds.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 19, 2010 12:52 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2010

great day  Sucess!

beautiful day, first two pitches still covered in some areas with snow…
2nd time in May: windy and hot! still a lovely outing, lead 2 pitches. And thanks Otto for creating all those hand and footholds in the prehistoric times.

highice - Feb 3, 2007 3:50 pm

ottos route  Sucess!

got to lead most of the P's, so I was happy.

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