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The Fist or Hippo Head (depending on whose guidebook you use) sits high above the Southern end of the East side of Green Mountain and is the highest Flatiron on its East face.
Probably the best hiking approach is to start from Chataqua and follow the Royal Arch trail to the Arch and then hike West staying south of the Fifth Flatiron and North of the Hourglass. The trail is clear but steep and loose at times. The trail will deposit you on the East face of the Fist. From here, you'll need to navigate around it depending on the route you choose.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fist or Hippo Head:
South Ramp 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 3 pitches
South Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 650'
East Face/Hippo Head 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 330'
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South Ramp 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a CO : Flatirons : ... : The Fist or Hippo Head
This route is at the Eastern-most ramp on the South face. Coming from the East face, it'll be immediately after turning onto the South face. It is easily identifiable due to a unique 6 inch water groove that may or may not be wet.The route goes up this ramp / water groove all the way to the ledge below the summit block.The first 30 feet of the first pitch provide the crux. The rock is VERY polished, and there is no protection to be had. Continue up the ramp until you reach a large ledge/meadow w...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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