Elevation: 6,340 ft
GPS: 38.805, -120.135 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Scott "Scoboni" on Apr 3, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Caldor Fire closures, August - September 2021 Details

Description

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hogsback

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 357
Knapsack Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 293
Deception
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 79
Ham and Cheese
Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 102
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 66
Manic Depressive Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 97
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Piglet
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 157
Hogwild
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 134
It's Better with Bacon
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Unknown
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 27
Deception Direct
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 5
Reds Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 76
Mixologist
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
Accessory Dogs
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Prosciutto
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Knapsack Crack N Face
 357
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Deception N Face
 293
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Ham and Cheese Hogwild
 79
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center N Face
 102
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Manic Depressive Direct N Face
 66
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right N Face
 97
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Piglet Hogwild
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Hogwild Hogwild
 157
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
It's Better with Bacon Hogwild
 134
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Unknown Hogwild
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Deception Direct N Face
 27
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Reds Delight N Face
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Mixologist Hogwild
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Accessory Dogs Hogwild
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Prosciutto Hogwild
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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