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Argonaut Peak Professional Review and Guide
"Argonaut appears as one of the orderly lines of high priests lined up behind the monarch, Mt. Stuart. Despite its somewhat dwarfed appearance, it is still a prominent feature in the Stuart Range. Argonaut’s southeast and west high points are of almost equal elevation, but the west peak is the true summit. Because it is beside Colchuck Peak, one is tempted to approach Argonaut from Colchuck Col, a relatively straightforward entry into the high “Lost Plateau” of the Enchantments. But there the class 5 climbing is more complicated. Instead, the southern route is more moderate as Ingalls Creek is located at the base of the long southern slope. Although it seems much longer, this easier route probably requires no more energy to reach the top."
--Peggy Goldman, Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes (Wilderness Press).
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