A sharp-crested, symmetric ridge formed by highly tilted resistant rock layers; a type of homocline produced by differential erosion of interlayered resistant and weak rocks with dips greater than about 25° (or approximately > 45 % slopes).
   Compare: homoclinal ridge, cuesta.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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