Eagle’s Rest – Jackson Hole, WY

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Tower 5 and the top bullwheel.
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Top shack and bullwheel.
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This tower used to be shared with the Crystal Springs double.
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Top bullwheel and work chair.
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Looking up the line.
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Bottom drive-tension bullwheel.
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6 thoughts on “Eagle’s Rest – Jackson Hole, WY

  1. Duncan N. January 11, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    How did they attach the work chair?

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    • Michael January 11, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Work Carriers generally have their own grip that attaches directly to the cable, just like a chair.

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      • Duncan N. January 12, 2018 / 9:03 am

        Thanks. I was under the impression that older fixed grip chairs were woven into the cable. Is this true? If so, is the work carrier attached via a different grip mechanism, or is there an unused grip in the cable, or can a chair be removed from the grip and the carrier attached instead? I’m sorry if I misunderstood your answer.

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      • Max Hart January 12, 2018 / 12:28 pm

        Riblets had insert clips instead of conventional fixed grips. I’m not sure if any other lift manufacturers did that, but this lift seems to have conventional fixed grips. As for the work carrier on a lift with insert clips, they probably just mounted it onto a chair that was already on the lift instead of adding a completely separate work carrier. I don’t know too much about Riblets, but I know that there is a complicated procedure involved in inserting or removing the clips from the haul rope.

        I once read in an article on SkyTrac’s website that Riblet made an attempt at entering the detachable lift world at Timberline Lodge, OR. Apparently, “the Palmer Lift was originally going to be Riblet’s first detachable. They never built the grip, and [Timberline employees] used to joke about Riblet not figuring out how to get the clip in and out of the rope fast enough.”

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