valley side

valley side
   The sloping to very steep surfaces between the valley floor and summits of adjacent uplands. Well- defined, steep valley sides have been termed valley walls (not recommended). Note: Scale, relief, and perspective may require use of closely related terms such as hillslope or mountain slope.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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