Activity Notes

Acker Rock, Peregrine Traverse (grade II, 5.7 sport/mixed, 10 pitches)

<br> Acker Rock is a rock formation in the Umpqua National Forest in Southern Oregon. The Peregrine Traverse route is a long 10-pitch solid, well-protected rock route (bolts + some trad gear), with some significant exposure. The climbing is hardest on the 2nd, and 6th pitches, with a juggy 5.7, and vertical 5.6 (respectively) for about 30 feet in each case. Other than those sections, the climb simmers around the low 5th up to 5.5 grade. It's a long, fun, grand alpine tour of the rock formation, climbing on sticky solid rock, with great views of the surrounding forest. Overall, the route includes a two-mile approach, 10 pitches of mostly mid-5th class rock climbing, two rappels, a fire look-out tower at the summit, and walk-off down the access road back to the cars.