You really canít look at Loverís Leap without noticing Hogsback. It stands like a vanguard in front of the Leap. Though not high or as steep as the Leap, it none the less has merit. The hardest climb there is 5.9 and even that one is a variation on another climb. It is an excellent place to take beginners or to practice trad leads without too much exposure.
There is a trail leading from the campgrounds to the front of Hogsback or you can follow the trail to the Leap and when you reach the fallen tree and stump on the left hand side of the trail, you can follow the trail leading to the backside of Hogsback and approach it that way.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hogsback:
Manic Depressive Direct 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Deception 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
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Knapsack Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Hogsback
Start below the lone tree on the east side of Hogsback. The first pitch ends at the tree and is very easy. From the tree the second pitch contains some 5.5 moves, but due to the low angle of the rock it doesnít feel that way. A 60 m rope gets you from the tree to the end of the second pitch. Use a 50 m and you will be belaying from the crack itself. Not that this is a bad thing as it helps to build confidence in belaying without a ledge.The third pitch is again very easy to climb and protec...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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