Photo by Mathias Bavay
|Range/Region:||Sangre de Cristo Range|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Albuquerque International Sunport|
|Convenient Center:||Santa Fe|
Thanks to Scott Kelley for adding this peak.
During the summer, Lake Peak is fairly straight-forward and an easy climb on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness. It's neighbor, 12,249 foot Penitente Peak, can easily be climbed with it. No matter which way you climb it, you'll have to follow a ridge to the summit from Santa Fe Ski Basin. In winter, however, an ice axe will prove VERY useful on the summit ridge.
Thanks to Scott Kelley for this description.