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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.

Getting There 

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.

11 Total Routes

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The Classics

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   
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Deception   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Deception Direct   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 300'   
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Ellen prepping to pull over the edge of the flake and begin the crux traverse. <br /> <br />June 2011

Deception 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Hogsback
Deception shares the same start as Deception Direct, which takes the obvious vertical crack which goes up the entire formation, to the right/west of Knapsack.Start up the crack in the corner, and once it becomes feasible to mantle up to the left, do so, and continue up and belay on a blocky ledge. If you miss the obvious mantle/traverse and head straight up, you're on deception direct, which has a thin 5.9 rp protected crux.2nd pitch goes up, traverses left to a crack which parallels the first ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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View of Hogsback from the Central Wall on a crisp October day.  <br /> <br />Photo: Corey Gargano
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