You really can't look at Lover's Leap without noticing Hogsback. It stands like a vanguard in front of the Leap. Though not high or as steep as the Leap, it nonetheless has merit. There is much to climb under 5.9, so it is an excellent place to take beginners or to practice trad leads without too much exposure.
Hogwild, on the far west side, is approached by a wooded trail from the campground.
The other faces are approached using the Pony Express Trail.
See the specific area of Hogsback for exact directions, which are different for each.
Weather station 6.3 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hogsback
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hogsback:
Featured Route For Hogsback
Deception 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : North Face
Deception shares the same start as Deception Direct, which takes the obvious vertical crack which goes up the entire formation, to the right/west of Knapsack.Start up the crack in the corner, and once it becomes feasible to mantle up to the left, do so, and continue up and belay on a blocky ledge. If you miss the obvious mantle/traverse and head straight up, you're on deception direct, which has a thin 5.9 rp protected crux.2nd pitch goes up, traverses left to a crack which parallels the first ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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View of Hogsback from the Central Wall on a crisp ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking west from Inniex I think thats Hogwild.