glacial-valley wall

   The comparatively steep, glacially scoured, concave sides of a u-shaped, mountain valley mantled by colluvium with little or no till; (not preferred: colloquial: western USA) sometimes called a trough wall.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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