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South Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,094'
Location: 38.8023, -120.13748 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jul 10, 2014

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The Hogsback's south facing wall is less impressive than the its tall north face, and the least visited climbing area on the formation. Still, when the conditions are right, this sunny face may lure you in.

The routes here are named in Mike Carville's 1999 Tahoe guide, so I assume they were developed before 1999. Hopefully somebody in the know will be willing to share the history of the climbs around Stawberry Overpass.

Getting There 

Follow one of several faint climbers' trails towards the steepest and most inviting section of this otherwise low and slabby face. When the class 3 scrambling ends and becomes technical above the ledge you stand on, you're probably at the place.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
Peanut Brittle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: SW face of Hogsback (left)

Raspberry Bypass 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : South Face
A steep face 15 feet left of Peanut Brittle leads to a left slanting ramp. Stay left of Peanut Brittle all the way to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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