Rock Garden – Anthony Lakes, OR

In 1999, Riblet updated a 1967 double to a modern triple chair.
View up from the base.
Tower 1.
Towers are original 1967 ones with extensions, catwalks and lifting frames added.
First few towers.
Top bullwheel and unloading ramp.
Fixed return bullwheel.
Looking towards the big breakover.
Breakover towers.
Angled Riblet tower.
Lower part of the line seen from above. That’s my car!
Middle portion of the line.
Steeper upper section.
’90s-style Riblet drive-tension station.
Loading area and operator house.
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5 thoughts on “Rock Garden – Anthony Lakes, OR

  1. stmeyer2015 May 3, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    I’m curious how Riblet erects their towers. Seems like it would be a hard job to fly in towers and mount them at such high angles.

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    • John October 18, 2018 / 4:28 pm

      If memory serves, they were flown with tie-down cables attached. The ground crew would hook thise to stakes, and level the tiwer according to how the surveyor directed them. Only after that would they pour concrete. In later years the base stubs were installed roughly the same, then once the concrete was cured the towers were flown in and attached to the stubs with levelling bolts.

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  2. V12Tommy December 24, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen a single Riblet tower that wasn’t perpendicular to the slope, regardless of slope angle.

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  3. Joshua March 12, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    How did this person go up there to get a picture of the lift wasn’t even operating at the time

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