Route Climbed: From Naylor Lake Date Climbed: April 4, 2005
Pretty good day up there. Started from the hairpin turn on the Guanella Pass road, went up to Naylor Lake, around its north shore and then followed the gully up to the Argentine-Wilcox saddle. A short hike over windblown tundra from there.
Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 12, 1988
Starting from the Peru Gulch road, we had planned on taking the trail to Argentine Pass. Upon reaching a viewpoint of this side we determined that it was extra mileage and there were several couloirs traversing the trail that covered it in snow. Therefore we only used the bottom, more southern, section of the trail and then hiked up the steeper tundra direct to the summit. Many options exist on this wide face. On the descent we glissaded one of the several couloirs, probably for over 1,500 vertical feet. An ice axe was handy for the descent and several of these early season couloirs would make fine moderate snow routes if conditions are right after the road opens in the spring.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."