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
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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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