Moro Rock Staircase 101 Years Ago

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Moro Rock Staircase 101 Years Ago

Post by maverick » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:05 pm

Now that would be an adventure to climb compared to today's staircase. :)
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Re: Moro Rock Staircase 101 Years Ago

Post by cslaght » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:06 am

Thanks for the post Maverick! My grandfather was one from the CCC (if I recall correctly, seriously, I should know the acronym) that helped build the staircase. He loved talking about it, almost as much time talking about his time in the Navy during WWII.
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Re: Moro Rock Staircase 101 Years Ago

Post by cgundersen » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:35 pm

I'm trying to imagine where they connected the ropes for the pulley system to deliver the cement in that middle image. It must have been some interesting engineering. Then again, the Swiss were doing all kinds of crazy things in the Alps long before this, so obviously there was some precedent. It will cause me to do a bit of reflection the next time I check out Moro Rock.

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