What does this sentence mean?

Hi, I'm originally norwegian, so when I read books in english there are always some words I don't understand. I am reading eclipse and came over this sentence: "A cliff face rose sheer beside us, bare rough gray stone". I didn't understand what a cliff face rose sheer is... Someone who knows?... show more Hi, I'm originally norwegian, so when I read books in english there are always some words I don't understand. I am reading eclipse and came over this sentence: "A cliff face rose sheer beside us, bare rough gray stone". I didn't understand what a cliff face rose sheer is... Someone who knows? Thank you! :)
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