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',13],['1 Star',3],['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
Knapsack Crack 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : North Face
Start below a 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 doesn't 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 protect....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
View of Hogsback from the Central Wall on a crisp ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking west from Inniex I think thats Hogwild.