Koch Peak Climber's Log

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Peaker - Sep 12, 2020 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2020

Tumbledown Creek/Tumble Basin  Sucess!

Pleasant hike up the standard route on a beautiful September day. Superlative views of the Madisons due to the central location within the range. Really good bang for your buck on this peak.

Kyle Van Vleet

Kyle Van Vleet - Sep 2, 2020 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2020

Cool peak.  Sucess!

A day in the Madisons is always a good day.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 12, 2016 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2015

East Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed the snow covered east slopes on a beautiful spring day with Paige


Morlow - Feb 19, 2015 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

Beautiful area!  Sucess!

Realized I never signed the log for the first time I climbed Koch! Koch was the first summit I got in the Madisons and it led me to climb a bunch of the other peaks in the range. Really stunning view from the summit of the whole Madison range.


Morlow - Sep 11, 2012 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2012

Standard route  Sucess!

Climbed via the standard route today with my buddy Nathan. It was a beautiful, relaxing climb minus the smoke. Views were hindered by the smoke but it was great nonetheless.


ianc82 - Jun 13, 2012 12:06 am

Re: Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: august, 2002

Too many? C'mon Jerry that's part of what makes this Montana:) Summitted solo last week. Very memorable. Look forward to your Bozeman visit.


ianc82 - Jun 13, 2012 12:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2012

Amazingly clear skies.  Sucess!

Standard route from the SE saddle. Exceptionally clear blue skies. High for day was 50 in the high country. Nice firm snow till mid afternoon. Amazing views with visibility all the way from the Bridger Range to The Tetons! Never saw a single other soul. Saw 3 moose and 2 elk, all on different occasions. Why I love Montana...


Jolee - Sep 19, 2011 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Electric  Sucess!

Stormy day on top of Koch. Climbed the north ridge


Alcas24 - Aug 22, 2009 12:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Standard  Sucess!

Did the standard route up Tumbledown Creek today. Round trip in a little over 5 hours despite last night's debauchery. Koch Basin is really beautiful. Didn't see any bears or even any sign. I added a note about the road/trailhead in the "Additions and Corrections" section.


b. - Jul 21, 2008 11:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Electric!  Sucess!

Climbed the north ridge from Tumbledown Creek. The ridge and even the notch was easier than expected (says 5th class, I thought 4th class). Once out of the notch we both had hair standing on end on our arms so we ran over the summit and down the descent. Jolee got the buzz in her hair just as we passed the summit. Snowed, then rained, then turned into a beautiful day for the hike out. The route took less than 3 hours from our camp at the first lake.


CBakwin - Sep 17, 2005 10:57 am

Route Climbed: SE ridge Date Climbed: September 16, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed the route discribed on this site, but I think Tumbledown Creek might be a better way. I will try to add this route. A liesurly 5 hours up Three down. Fantastic views of Sphinx, Imperial even Hilgard, Cowan and Electric.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Aug 17, 2002 1:55 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: august, 2002  Sucess!

Too many grizzly bears !!!

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