scarp slope

scarp slope

[′skärp ‚slōp]
(geology)
The steep face of a cuesta, or asymmetric ridge, facing in an opposite direction to the dip of the strata. Also known as front slope; inface; scarp face.
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My favourite spot would be the downs above Amberley--long views down the Arun valley to the castle at Arundel, far to the east and west along the steep scarp slope, and north across Amberley Wild Brooks to the wooded Weald.
The actual site of the first skirmish of the war is on forbidden War Office land below the scarp slope.
They took up position on the scarp slope to avoid the worst of the artillery exchanges concentrated on the approach to the castle.