Bandelier National Monument - rqf
Example of a shear cliff face. Note the rows of horizontal holes in the face of the cliff. These were used to support lodge poles that extended over the roof of the houses built in front of the cliffs. Rooms were dug into the cliffs for storage.

Example of a shear cliff face. Note the rows of horizontal holes in the face of the cliff. These were used to support lodge poles that extended over the roof of the houses built in front of the cliffs. Rooms were dug into the cliffs for storage.