Acker Rock is a ridge-like formation that towers 3000 feet above the South Umpqua and Buckeye Creek valleys in Oregon's southern Cascades. Acker's summit is home to the historic Acker Rock Lookout, which is still used for fire spotting. Generally it is available for rent from August 1 through November according to the Umpqua Nat'l Forest website.

The Peregrine Traverse is Oregon's longest rock route, comprised of 10 pitches, 5.7 with substantial exposure. Bring driving directions from Mountain Project and an Umpqua Nat Forest map.

Activity Notes

This is the best and possibly longest multipitch route in Oregon (IMO).  It's ten pitches of 5.0 to 5.7 mixed sport and trad.  I think it would be baller to have enough trained people onboard this climb to have multiple 2-person teams swinging leads.  However, depending on the experience and comfort level of the team, myself and an assistant may swing leads and simply fix vertical fixed lines throughout the routes.

Due to the complicated and technical nature of this climb, the team will be held to a small capacity.  If you apply expect me to reach out to you via email to verify your abilities and skills.  You MUST be regularly climbing at a gym or on real rock.  You must be approved to lead Sport/Trad through the Mazamas and build multi-directional rock anchors (e.g. ICS grads/AR grads) if you wish to lead (will discuss with prospective lead climbers).  You must have knowledge in basic multipitch skills.  You must be able to demonstrate proper and safe belaying techniques.

I am setting the climb date for a Friday.  This will reduce the likelihood of other climbers on the route.  Will plan to likely drive down late evening on the 5th and camp at the trailhead, and then wake up early and climb!!!  We can spend the night there again no problem so there is no rush to hurry through the climb.  However if we get finished early enough we could head home too but in my experience it's fun camping.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 253 miles
Driving Time from Portland 5 hours
General Route Info See these links for route beta and photos.
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Interesting Features Fire Lookout
Relevant Books Peregrine Traverse in Weekend Rock Oregon, by Ron Horton
Relevant Maps Google Map,-122.6418729,15.18z/data=!5m1!1e4
Useful Links