Leser defines a steilhang as a mountainside with an incline of between 16° and 60°, slopes of between 30° and 60° being described as “very steep” (übersteil) and anything over 60° being a rock face (wand). The term is German for “steep slope/mountainside/hillside”, “escarpment” or “steep face”.
What is the steep side of a mountain called?
Sometimes, if a mountain has a very steep slope to the side, it can appear to almost be vertical. This is what we call the face because the flat side…
What is a large steep hill called?
mountain. noun. a natural structure like a very big hill that is much higher than the usual level of land around it.
What is a steep rock face called?
A cliff is a steep and often sheer rock face.
What is a very high hill called?
A high land with a round top is called a hill. … Very high hills with sharp tops (peaks) are called mountains.