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
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Accessory Dogs 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Hogwild
Soft for the guidebook, I'd actually call it more of a 5.9 than 5.10a (but the guidebook says 10a and my partners disagree with my personal assessment). Mostly bolted, and interestingly so. This is a fun climb that can be a little heady, causes one to think a bit, and requires route-finding skills. Follow the bolts to a blank section, traverse left over the arrete / right-facing corner and follow the line essentially straight to the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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