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Cirith Ninniach

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Cirith Ninniach (Sindarin cirith "cleft, pass" + ninn "slender" & iach "ford") was the rocky pass through the northwestern mountains of Middle-earth that led to the Great Sea at the Firth of Drengist. It was into this cleft that the Gate of the Noldor led, and Tuor escaped this way on his fateful mission to Gondolin.