- ". . .[ 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
|Location||Norwest end of Udûn|
|Description||Evil, dark pass guarded by the Black Gate|
|Other names||Haunted Pass|
|Etymology||S. cirith "pass" + gorgor "extreme horror"|
|Events||Battle of the Morannon|
|References||The 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.