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Note: G&M did not consider Lavender Peak to be a "ranked" summit. Neighboring Mount Moss was ranked. Later measurements adopted by LoJ and Roach now consider the La Plata quad to be missing a contour line for Lavender which in their opinion elevates Lavender to a "ranked" position while Moss is demoted to "soft rank."
Lavender Peak is a previously unranked 13er summit that's been elevated to ranked status. Connected by ridge to Hesperus Mountain, Lavender combines wells with both Hesperus and Moss. With a moderately difficult traverse from the summit of Hesperus, Lavender offers an interesting Class 3 scramble up through large boulders to reach a split summit. In our route description, we use the same Sharkstooth TH as for Hesperus which is accessible to vehicles with higher ground clearance though the road is passable to most all passenger vehicles to within about one mile of the trailhead.