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gregm

Anybody done NW Arete of Argonaut?

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Looking for beta on NW Arete of Argonaut. Wondering about rack, descent route and rappels.

Thanks

Greg

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We did the NE Buttress of Argonaut last year and used a small alpine rack up to 3". The descent is off the east side across the snowfield toward Colchuck. There are rap slings that take you into the NE Gully. You'll want to cross the gully and continue a 2nd rap to the slope below. Then traverse to the Colchuck-Dragontail Col and down Colchuck Glacier. This assumes you've approached the climb from Mountaineers Creek.

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did the NW arete "BC" - before cams an ok route, not that much climbing above mid 5th, seems borderline worth the effort of getting in there for so little climbing. did it in a day. the fact I don't remember much tells me it wasn't that great, good climbs I remember well.

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