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". . .[ Ephel Dúath and Ered Lithui] swung out long arms northward; and between these arms there was a deep defile. This was Cirith Gorgor, the Haunted Pass, the entrance to the land of the Enemy. High cliffs towered upon either side. . ."
The Lord of the Rings, The Black Gate is Closed
Ted Nasmith - Cirith Gorgor.jpg
Cirith Gorgor
Physical Description
Type(Guarded) Pass
LocationNorwest end of Udûn
DescriptionEvil, dark pass guarded by the Black Gate
General Information
Other namesHaunted Pass
EtymologyS. cirith "pass" + gorgor "extreme horror"
EventsBattle of the Morannon
ReferencesThe Black Gate is Closed

Cirith Gorgor was the point were the mountain ranges of the Ered Lithui and the Ephel Dúath met, to the northwest of Udûn and Mordor. It was sealed by the Morannon (Black Gate) and guarded by the two Towers of the Teeth, Carchost and Narchost.

It was also called the Haunted Pass of Cirith Gorgor, because of the evil that lurked there.