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Argonaut Peak
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Argonaut Peak from the southwest
Highest point
Elevation 8,457 ft (2,578 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 733 ft (223 m)
Geography
Argonaut Peak is located in Washington (state)
Argonaut Peak
Argonaut Peak
Location in Washington (state)
Location Chelan County, Washington, United States
Parent range Cascade Range
Geology
Mountain type granite
Climbing
First ascent Lex Maxwell, Bob McCall, and Bill Prater in 1955
Argonaut from the East
Argonaut Peak from the east

Argonaut Peak is a tall mountain in the Cascade Range in the U.S. state of Washington. Part of the Stuart Range part of the Wenatchee subrange of the Cascades, it is within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of the Wenatchee National Forest and part of the region known as The Enchantments. At 8,453 feet (2,576 m) in elevation it is the 65th highest peak in Washington. Located on the crest between Colchuck Peak and Sherpa Peak, Argonaut Peak has a southeast and a west summit of almost identical height, with the west being the true summit. There is a prominent southeast spire. Its southern side slopes down to the valley of Ingalls Creek. The north and northeast sides of Argonaut stand high above a branch of Mountaineer Creek, a tributary of Icicle Creek. Argonaut Peak is 1.7 miles (2.7 km) west of Isolation Lake and 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of Mount Stuart.

Geology

Argonaut Peak is a large bastion of clean granite rock, part of the Mount Stuart batholith.

History

Argonaut Peak was first summited, via the south route, in September 1955 by Lex Maxwell, Bob McCall, and Bill Prater.

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