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Suché rocks

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The attractive rock crest of solid sandstone sticks out of and above the forest: from a distance, it resembles an organ or dragon`s back. The distinctive shapes form the unmistakable silhouette of the Maloskalsko region.
 
 

The Suché Skály Rocks are situated about 3 km from Malá Skála and 2 km from Líšný. The Suché Skály, former Kantorovy Varhany (Teacher' s Organ) are now nicknamed the Czech Dolomites. The rock coulisse is the result of shifting of the earth blocks when the bottom layer of the sandstone was pushed up and turned perpendicularly to the earth surface. There is no such unique geomorphologic locality in our country. The Suché Skály are attractive for climbers. There are approximately 20 towers – for example, the Hlavní, the Sokolí, etc. In 1965 the Suché Skály were declared a national natural monument.

Suché rocks

The sandstones which usually settled in the sea environment as the first, form the rock formations present alongside the Lužická interruption. The ridge of Suché rocks was gradually erected due to the tension changes in the fracture in such way the original horizontal layers are almost vertical. Typical phenomenon of Suché rocks are the tectonic mirrors formed on the surfaces where the adjacent blocks used to slide. The locations of smaller movements formed quartz tongues which are more resistant, and protrude above the sandstone surface during erosion.

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