Tag:natural=arete

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Arête nord du Rateau.jpg
Description
A thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock which is typically formed when two glaciers erode parallel U-shaped valleys Edit or translate this description.
Group: Natural
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natural=arete is used to tag an arête: A thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock which is typically formed when two glaciers erode parallel U-shaped valleys. Arêtes can also form when two glacial cirques erode headwards towards one another.

See arête on Wikipedia

Crib Goch, Snowdonia, Wales

Mapping

  • As a way: draw a linear way along the ridgeline of the arête, the line of highest ground, then add:
* natural=arete

If the arête has a name, add name=*

Often an arete will connect with a natural=peak and may also include a natural=saddle.

See also

Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park