Ascent of Bashful Peak on 2016-09-02
|Date:||Friday, September 2, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8005 ft / 2439 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBilly Finley has a great route write-up over at http://www.akmountain.com/index.cfm/2013/08/01/Bashful-Peak-West-Ridge
The only thing I would add is that Chicken Shit Gully starts around 6800'. I was naturally pushed to the narrow gully with a piton and stopper. I did not take a rope, but if I did it again I would most certainly take a rope for the decent.
There was flagging on the lower section heading up to the moraine that made trail finding pretty easy. I hoped there was access to water once on the moraine, but the creeks had gone subterranean. On the creek bed before starting the ridge I had to descend a few hundred feet down the creek bed to a couple large boulders at about 2,300' before water appeared. It was a good choice. There was no water on route after.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Bicycle|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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