Definition of cuesta in English:
A ridge with a gentle slope (dip) on one side and a steep slope (scarp) on the other.
- These form light coloured, erosionally resistant cuestas including Jabal Kawr and several smaller mountains south of Al Hamra.
- The Poison Strip Sandstone begins with this sandstone unit and contains other prominent cliff-forming, coarse-grained to conglomeratic sandstone units that cap many cuestas in the area.
- Observation of these remnants, and early enthusiasm for erosion surfaces, probably caused many phantom surfaces to be reported, although bevelled cuestas are real.