You really canít look at Loverís Leap without noticing Hogsback. It stands like a vanguard in front of the Leap. Though not high or as steep as the Leap, it none the less has merit. The hardest climb there is 5.9 and even that one is a variation on another climb. It is an excellent place to take beginners or to practice trad leads without too much exposure.
There is a trail leading from the campgrounds to the front of Hogsback or you can follow the trail to the Leap and when you reach the fallen tree and stump on the left hand side of the trail, you can follow the trail leading to the backside of Hogsback and approach it that way.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hogsback:
Manic Depressive Direct 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Wave Rider 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad
Deception 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Spam Sandwich 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
Deception Direct 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 300'
Reds Delight 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Strawberry Overpass 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 170'
Dancing Feet 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 3 pitches
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Deception Direct 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c PG13 CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Hogsback
Start on the regular start of Deception but continue strait up the hand crack instead of moving out left. Climb up till you run out of rope and belay. Pitch two goes past a short (15ft)thin section that can be protected by RPs. Belay at the large flake and ledge then continue up the regular route or go over the bulges to the right for a little more fun. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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