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Elevation: 6,340 ft
GPS: 38.80456, -120.13493
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Shared By: Scott "Scoboni" on Apr 3, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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 Suggest change

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
 414
Knapsack Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 327
Deception
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 109
Ham and Cheese
Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 115
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 76
Manic Depressive Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 113
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Piglet
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 179
Hogwild
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 155
It's Better with Bacon
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Unknown 7
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 30
Deception Direct
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 6
Reds Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 88
Mixologist
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 63
Accessory Dogs
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Prosciutto
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Knapsack Crack N Face
 414
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Deception N Face
 327
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Ham and Cheese Hogwild
 109
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center N Face
 115
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Manic Depressive Direct N Face
 76
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right N Face
 113
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Piglet Hogwild
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Hogwild Hogwild
 179
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
It's Better with Bacon Hogwild
 155
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Unknown 7 Hogwild
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Deception Direct N Face
 30
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Reds Delight N Face
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Mixologist Hogwild
 88
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Accessory Dogs Hogwild
 63
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Prosciutto Hogwild
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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