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Ascent of Argonaut Peak on 2015-07-12

Climber: Jaime McCandless

Date:Sunday, July 12, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Argonaut Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8453 ft / 2576 m

Ascent Trip Report

We climbed Argonaut as a carryover: approached via Mountaineers creek, climbed the NW Arete, descended via the east ridge and down Colchuck Glacier. The couloir leading up to the start of the NW Arete no longer connected and we had to do some very questionable unprotected scrambling to get to the saddle. I wouldn't consider the route "in" for the rest of the year.

GPS Track shows approach up to bivy site and descent starting from the summit.

Full TR here: http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1141224#Post1141224
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5853 ft / 1783 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5853 ft / 1783 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Bivouac
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5053 ft / 1540 m
    Route:NW Arête
    Start Trailhead:Stuart Lake Trailhead  3400 ft / 1036 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5853 ft / 1783 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5053 ft / 1540 m; Extra: 800 ft / 243m
    Gain on way out:800 ft / 243 m
    End Trailhead:Stuart Lake Trailhead  3400 ft / 1036 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jaime McCandless
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