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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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East Face/Hippo Head 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 330'
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North Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CO : Flatirons : ... : The Fist or Hippo Head
This route is just right (as seen from below) of the rappel. Its first 25 feet ascend a broken, nearly overhanging section below a crack. After that, you move into a fist wide crack that quickly expands into offwidth. The crux comes some 40 feet off the ground and involves climbing and mostly exiting some 10 feet of offwidth onto the ledge just below the summit blocks.Descent - rappel North from slings. Bring a 10 foot sling....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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