Climbed with Gaddy, followed a nice boot pack up for most of the upper portion of the route. Great ice/snow in couloir. Snow on approach and descent sucked.
Approach wasn't too bad following cairns over talus instead of the bush close to Mountaineer Creek. Perfect snow for cramponing up to the small basin N of Argonaut then the couloir was in great shape. Lots of places to place pro as we simulclimbed the couloir, then climbed a wet, sort of snow covered 5.6 chimney to reach the upper snowfield. Scramble on the ridge to summit was covered in fresh snow! Beautiful views of Stuart. On the descent, we rapped off to the east in 2 30 meter rappels, one from a rock with pre-placed sling and a second from a small tree. Then traversed right on a snow covered ledge to the east gully. Glissade down the Colchuck glacier was incredible!
Climbed in the winter.
7 hours car to summit. The couloir was mixed climbing which made it more interesting. Placed couple cams on 5.6 Dihedral rock, which was fun.
Descended down the East Gulley and traversed around to the Colchuck Col. Glissaded down the Colchuck Glacier.
Tried to Climb Argonaut, but got lost on the way and ended up climbing some unamed peak that was about 6,800 feet. Guess I'll have to head back to climb it for real.