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pookster1127 - Jun 2, 2013 6:05 am - Voted 10/10

Great TR

Cool summit block after an equally interesting couloir. Great pics btw. Oh to live in Seattle!!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 2, 2013 12:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great TR

Thanks! Was a fun climb for sure. Seattle certainly is nice but has its downsides lol


ExcitableBoy - Jun 2, 2013 10:44 am - Voted 9/10

Nice job

I did the first winter ascent of the NE Couloir with Ryan Laurie and Bala Kristianmoorthy. Ryan then made the first ski descent of Argonaut down the NE couloir. This peak gets climbed only once, maybe twice a year. There are really no standout lines and it gets overshadowed my its neigbors but it is a fun little peak. I have thought (and attempted) a traverse of the Stuart Range with the hope of bivying under the big tilted block.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 2, 2013 12:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice job

Very cool...I have too thought about a Stuart Range traverse. That summit block was pretty cool. I had heard you had the first winter ascent...well done!

I will have to respectfully disagree however that Argonaut gets climbed once or twice a year. It is one of the Bulgers and considerably easier than Boston Peak, which I know from reading the large Mazama summit register book gets about 10 parties a year. Maybe I am wrong but I can't imagine Boston Peak getting more ascents than Argonaut. I have heard of quite a few people making it up the std south route on Argonaut and looking through the brass register on Argonaut it appeared to have quite a bit of ascents last summer.

Anyways, thanks for the nice words and I hope you have an awesome year!


ExcitableBoy - Jun 2, 2013 1:09 pm - Voted 9/10

I stand corrected

You are probably correct, it probably gets climbed more often than I realized. Nice photos.


EastKing - Jun 3, 2013 9:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome job Matt!!

It is cool to see you start hitting your stride again. Awesome TR!!! You are beginning to kill it now!! Keep it up bro!

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