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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Slab Hog Millionaire 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Hogwild
From the terrace, climb easy dikes protected by 3 bolts straight up to the roof. Clip a 4th bolt above the roof, and pull a mantle onto a dike.A thin 5.9 move gains an undercling and a 5th bolt. Move up and left of the last bolt on 5.7 friction to a finger crack (hard to see until you reach). Small cams protect the final 30 feet to a belay at a large pine....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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