Gate of Mordor

From Tolkien Gateway
This article is about the pass in Mordor. For the MERP supplement, see Gates of Mordor (book).

The Gate of Mordor (also the gates of Mordor) was a term for the defended pass in the northwest of Mordor, and great Black Gate - the Morannon - that protected it. The Gates opened onto a narrow valley, Udûn, and were highly defensible. Indeed, they were only successfully assaulted once in their history, by the armies of the Last Alliance.