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Engelsloch - Altenahr, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 30.911 E 006° 59.776
32U E 357944 N 5597830
Quick Description: The "Engelsloch" (angel's hole) on the Engelsley forms a rock curve.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 9/30/2017 10:26:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMWQ69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:
The "Engelsloch" (angel's hole) is located on the burr of the Engelsley. The climbing route over the summit burr leads over the rock curve. In contrast to the "Teufelsloch" (devil's hole) on the opposite burr the "Engelsloch" is of natural origin from erosion.
The arch spans approx. 4m at the top. The inside curve amounts to about 1.60m.

The Engelsley is a ridge from fossilized seabed. The mountain originated when the Ahr dug itselve in its today's riverbed.
The rocks of the Rhenish slate mountains of the Ahrtal are the result of marine sediments of the lower devon period (~410 million years). Slate is a pelitic sedimentary rock and consists of clay/tone minerals.
Geologic activity during the variszic orogenese in the palaeocoic period tilted the layers and put them vertically.
Photo of the Arch by itself?: yes

Type of Arch: Wind Eroded

Type of Material:
slate, sandstones, graywacke and quartzites

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