, also known as Back-door
by the Goblins
, was a stone door serving as the lower eastern passage to the Goblin-town
in the eastern side of the Misty Mountains
It was located near the Eagle's Eyrie
and west of the Carrock
The gate was built by the Orcs of the Misty Mountains "ages" ago both as a means of escape from their tunnels and as a way to access and harass the Wilderland. It was always guarded.
Gandalf led Thorin and Company through that exit to escape the goblins. Bilbo Baggins also escaped from Gollum by squeezing through that stone door and losing his buttons.
- ↑ Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 29
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Map of Wilderland"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Riddles in the Dark"