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Location: 38.80456, -120.13493 View Map  Incorrect?
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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



Weather station 6.3 miles from here

25 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',10],['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
Knapsack Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   North Face
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   North Face
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
Ham and Cheese   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Hogwild
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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Featured Route For Hogsback
A hand drawn topo of Spam Sandwhich. B=belay.

Spam Sandwich 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : North Face
Starts up a slab just to the right of Knapsack. Clip the bolt then follow the crack to the ledge and up between two bushes to the fixed pins.... belay here. (Pitch two) Move up and ever so slightly left following cracks and hidden gear placements to a bolt that protects a short traverse into some cracks. Move up under a small roof (look for the pin) then climb strait up thin cracks and dikes to another bolt. Follow the thin cracks up past a few more small bulges to another bolt then move up and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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