Argonaut Peak/Southeast Ridge

A Grade II, Class 5.6 rock climb in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

This is an interesting rock route by way of the SE spire (false summit), continuing to the highest point.

-- Fred Beckey, Cascade Alpine Guide Vol. 1


  •  The approach from Ingalls Creek is a long, strenuous bushwhack to reach the base of the climb. We do not recommend this approach even though it may be appealing to combine it with a climb of the Sherpa Peak's West Ridge. The approach via Colchuck Col is better.
  • The lower pitches are blocky, a bit awkward, somewhat  hard to protect, and have lots of lichen.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: Year-round, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,853 ft
  • 8,453 ft
  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
  • USGS Mount Stuart
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