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
Triplet 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c California
: Lake Tahoe
: ... : Hogwild
This is a good beginner's slab route on the same pillar as Innie. The name is unofficial and comes from a horizontal string of three vugs that look like belly buttons below the first bolt. Climb up and over a fun, easy roof. There are some interesting moves after bolt 3. I used features and the left edge after the last bolt to keep it interesting and fun. The short crack/seam near the top takes a nice red alien placement. ...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Looking west from Inniex I think thats Hogwild.
View of Hogsback from the Central Wall on a crisp ...