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.
|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.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 3 trip reports for Lake Peak.
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- Log #20634 - by Jim Young on Jan 28, 2007Climbed directly from the Santa Fe ski basin. Encountered little snow during the climb. The knife edge ridge is a fun thing. This made an interesting first, above timberline, climb for me on my...
- Log #12627 - by zac montoya on Aug 13, 2003this hike is great.be sure to look out for the purple pinecones on the blue firs.
- Log #12629 - by
Robert Tickle on Mar 15, 2002This was a most excellent and enjoyable climb. Crampons and an ice axe were certainly helpful on the SW ridge. The route via Raven's Ridge is fairly straight forward and usually packed enough such...