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Routes in North Face

Dancing Feet T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Deception T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Deception Direct T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Harvey's Wallbangers Left T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Knapsack Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Manic Depressive Direct T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Reds Delight T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Spam Sandwich T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wave Rider T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

Description

Although this area is often simply called (the) Hogsback, this North Face area is to distinguish the adjacent collection of routes here, all generally served by a single approached and descent, from those at the far west end (Hogswild) or the South Face. This section faces away from the main Lovers Leap cliffs, and is often shady until afternoon.
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Getting There

Follow Pony Express Trail from the campground for 1 mile or more until you are even with the eastern notch on Hogsback. You will notice a trail on the left going up. Follow this trail back down (towards the creek and highway) and around to the north face. Knapsack crack is the first route above the talus field. Walk off all routes to the east. (Megin Olson)

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Megin Olson   SoCal
Approach information: follow Pony Express Trail for 1 mile or more until you are even with the eastern notch on Hogsback. You will notice a trail on the left going up. Follow this trail back down (towards the creek and highway) and around to the north face. Knapsack crack is the first route above the talus field. Walk off all routes to the east. Jul 8, 2014

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