Bashful Peak is the tallest peak in the Municipality of Anchorage, and the tallest peak in the Chugach State Park. It is so named because it is typically hidden by other peaks.
Begin by biking/fourwheeling/hiking 10.5 miles around Eklutna Lake, then start walking on the East Fork trail. Stiver's Gully is several miles up the East Fork, and marked by several large cairns.
The standard route on Bashful is the west ridge, which is gained via Stiver's Gully and a moderately marked climbers trail. Once on the ridge, the travel is easy and straightforward Class 2/3 until about 6800 feet, where the crux of Bashful looms - Chickenshit Gully. Chickenshit is a 4th class chossfest of kitty litter pebbles on larger rocks, and while climbing UP isn't terrible, downclimbing can be rough. Most people will want to rappel off the rock horn at the top of the gully, which has been slung with red webbing.
Above Chickenshit, the travel is again straightforward and easy all the way to the summit.
A parking fee or decal is required for the Chugach State Park.
Bashful peak is typically climbed in mid/late summer, although it has been climbed in all seasons. This peak should be avoided in avalanche conditions, as there are several runout areas.
Camping is permitted in Chugach State Park, and there is a designated campground around Eklutna lake, near mile 9.