SH6535 : Cracked rock slabs near Moel Ddinas

taken 12 years ago, 4 km from Cilfor, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Cracked rock slabs near Moel Ddinas
Cracked rock slabs near Moel Ddinas
There are lots of these long flat rock slabs in this area, and all of them have cracks in them. My theory is that the slabs are not connected to any bedrock underneath and are therefore slowly slipping down the hillside. Pressure exerted due to the roughness of the underlying material then causes the cracks. Geologists, please feel free to correct where necessary!
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SH6535, 7 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 June, 2006
Geographical Context
Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Rock 
Category
Rock Feature > Rock feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 659 354 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.9558N 3:59.7036W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 659 354
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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