Mountain part

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Mountain part

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:49 pm

Hi everybody! What do you call the jutting out mountain part that the man is sitting on in the following link? The second picture.

http://vietnamnet.vn/vn/cong-nghe/cong- ... 00654.html

Your answers will be highly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Mountain part

Post by tony h » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:12 pm

Simplistically I would call it a ledge =, or over-hanging ledge, but mountaineers and geologists may well have specific terms.

If I was to describe it from the photograph, I would say it looked like a cap piece which is granite. on a foliated rock structure - foliated rock has a more technical name that I forget and most people wouldn't recognise - but it is softer and erodes more easily. So you end up with impressive undercut or pierced structures.
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Re: Mountain part

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:57 am

tony h : Thanks so so much for your answer. It really helps.
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Re: Mountain part

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:36 am

Or you could call it an overhanging projection.

Some of those photos depicting people in precarious postures sitting or sunbathing on — or hanging off — that rock made my flesh crawl.
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Re: Mountain part

Post by Bobinwales » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:10 pm

But things are not always quite what they seem!
https://imgur.com/gallery/DWH6Z
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
Bob in Wales

Re: Mountain part

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:25 am

Ha! Thanks for the corrective info, Bob. :)
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