Argonaut Peak

Elevation (feet): 8,453
Elevation (meters): 2,576
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.470255
Longitude: -120.861411
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1955
First successful climber(s): Lex Maxwell, Bob McCall, Bill Prater
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Leavenworth or Cle Elum

Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.

Argonaut Peak is located in the beautiful Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Argonaut Peak is a centrally located summit on the Stuart Range, which is an east-west line of high granitic peaks east of the main Cascade Crest, and includes other noteworthy peaks such as Stuart, Sherpa, Colchuck, and Dragontail. Argonaut Peak is situated 2 miles east of Mount Stuart and the first peak east of Sherpa Pass. Argonaut Peak ranks #68 on the list of Washington’s 100 Highest Peaks. The deep footing of Ingalls Creek gives Argonaut over 4000 feet of local relief above the valley and makes it stand out and visible to travelers on Interstate 90. The standard ascent is a scramble made on the south slope via Ingalls Creek Trail.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Volume 1, for information on all the established routes on Argonaut Peak such as the West Ridge, North Face, Northeast Buttress, and more.

Thanks to Ronald James for this description.