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
25 Total Routes
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Manic Depressive Direct 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a CA
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: ... : North Face
Start approximately 20' to the right of Harvey's Wallbangers, Right at a low-angle, left trending crack/seam. There is a pod about 15' off the ground that offers good protection. Continue up right-trending crack for a full rope length and belay when out of rope or where comfortable. A short, 50' pitch takes you to the top.Descend to the east (climber's left)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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