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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'
Wave Rider 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches
Deception 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Deception Direct 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 300'
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Spam Sandwich 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Hogsback
Starts up a slab just to the right of Knapsack. Clip the bolt then follow the crack to the ledge and up between two bushes to the fixed pins.... belay here. (Pitch two) Move up and ever so slightly left following cracks and hidden gear placements to a bolt that protects a short traverse into some cracks. Move up under a small roof (look for the pin) then climb strait up thin cracks and dikes to another bolt. Follow the thin cracks up past a few more small bulges to another bolt then move up and ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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