Elevation: 3,655 ft
GPS: 43.052, -122.646 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Golden Eagle on Sep 8, 2015 with updates from gso Orton
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
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Access Issue: Wildlife Closure: Temporarily Closed Details


Didn't see any parties on any routes on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

Rock quality was decent, at least on the Peregrine Traverse.

Getting There

From I-5 take Canyonville exit, taking Douglas County Highway 1 to Tiller, OR. Go NE on BLM Road 28 for 16.8 mi. Turn right on NF-28/S Umpqua Road. Go 1.9 mi and turn right on NF-29. Go 5.7 mi and turn left on NF-2838. Go 1.5 mi and turn left on NF-950. Drive to the gate and park on the side. Do not block the gate.

Hike up hill on NF-950 about 0.5 mile carefully looking for pink or orange flagged trail entrance on left side of road.

Follow flagged trail about 0.5 mile to reach the climbing.

7 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Acker Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Peregrine Traverse
Trad 9 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Eagle's Dare
Sport 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Peregrine Traverse
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 9 pitches
Eagle's Dare
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport 8 pitches
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gso Orton
Roseburg, OR
gso Orton   Roseburg, OR
As of October 30 the register shows 74 climbers on the Peregrine Traverse between June and November in-spite of the smoke this summer. We've found weekends to be a little crowded, by SW OR standards, but weekdays to be mellow. Week days are also your best option for renting the Lookout especially in the Fall, my favorite time for climbing Acker.
This summer we added rap chains on Maltese Falcon suitable for 30 m raps and a set or rap chains for the short rap from the top of Eagle's Dare into the saddle.
g Orton, SW OR Climber's Coalition Nov 4, 2017
gso Orton
Roseburg, OR
gso Orton   Roseburg, OR
Best time to climb acker is in the spring and fall. August can get very hot as there is seldom shade once on the rock.
To rent the lookout go to recreation.gov/camping/camp… Aug 19, 2018
Dave Hug
Carbondale, Illinois
Dave Hug   Carbondale, Illinois  
Add some bolts on the second pitch of Wizard Tower. Your guide acts like it’s a simple walk to the base of the tower, I did not find it to be so Aug 24, 2018
gso Orton
Roseburg, OR
gso Orton   Roseburg, OR
January is the best time to make summer and fall reservations for the Acker Rock Lookout.
The Lookout on top Acker Rock can be rented for about $40 per night.
Reservations can be made by going to recreation.gov/camping/camp…
Weekends will fill early and your best option may be weekdays.
For more information you can contact the Tiller Ranger Station (541) 825-3100 Oct 30, 2018
gso Orton
Roseburg, OR
gso Orton   Roseburg, OR
If you left a fixed rope on the first 200 ft pitch of the Lunch Route and would like it back please let me know.
I'm sure there is a story that goes with it.
greg Nov 28, 2018 · Lost & Found