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 improvements by gso Orton and 1 other
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
Access Issue: Peregrine Falcon Closure Details

Description

Acker Rock is the one of the finest destinations for adventure climbing in Southern Oregon, with numerous climbs scaling hundreds of feet. Initially known for the fire lookout on top, it is now a place for climbers to explore climbing in a rather remote area. Acker Rock contains 20 established routes. These routes are predominately slab-friction adventure climbs that range in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.10c. Seventy percent of the routes on Acker Rock are rated 5.9 or less. Routes range on length from 80 feet to over 2,000 feet on the Peregrine Traverse. All routes are sparsely bolted by sport climbing standards, but can be backed up with a light rack covering ½ to 4 inches.The rock is a coarse grained rhyodacitic welded tuff that has been altered through faulting.If you wish to reserve the lookout on top of the crag, you can do so online. The rental season runs from late July to November, and reservations can be made at recreation.gov/camping/camp…. The lookout tends to be booked quickly.The rock does contain Peregrine, which can be seen flying around throughout the year. As a friend once told me, “If you don’t see a Peregrine at Acker, you aren’t paying attention”. Bald Eagles are also seen in the region. As a result, there is an annual closure from January 1 until 2 weeks after the young have fledged.There is also an endemic buckwheat that grows throughout the rock formation.

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.

17 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
 25
Peregrine Traverse
Trad 9 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 10
Eagle's Dare
Sport 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Peregrine Traverse
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 9 pitches
Eagle's Dare
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport 8 pitches
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