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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

27 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hogsback:
Manic Depressive Direct   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   North Face
Knapsack Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   North Face
Wave Rider   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad   North Face
Ham and Cheese   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Hogwild
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   North Face
Deception   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   North Face
Hogwild   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Hogwild
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   North Face
Harvey's Wallbangers Left   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   North Face
It's Better with Bacon   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 300'   Hogwild
Deception Direct   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 300'   North Face
Mixologist   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hogwild
Accessory Dogs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Hogwild
Prociutto   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Hogwild
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Featured Route For Hogsback

Hogwild 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Hogwild
Climb the shallow, right-facing corner and step right, following the bolts. Then climb the path of least resistance straight up to the top. A 70m rope or doubles / twins are needed to get down....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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View of Hogsback from the Central Wall on a crisp ...
View of Hogsback from the Central Wall on a crisp ...
Looking west from Inniex I think thats Hogwild.
BETA PHOTO: Looking west from Inniex I think thats Hogwild.

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