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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   North Face
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   North Face
Ham and Cheese   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Hogwild
Wave Rider   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad   North Face
Deception   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   North Face
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   North Face
Hogwild   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Hogwild
It's Better with Bacon   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 300'   Hogwild
Deception Direct   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 300'   North Face
Mixologist   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hogwild
Accessory Dogs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Hogwild
Prociutto   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Hogwild
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Accessory Dogs

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