- ". . .[ 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 lowered upon either side. . ."
- ― The Two Towers, "The Black Gate is Closed"
|"Cirith Gorgor" by Ted Nasmith|
|Other names||Haunted Pass|
|Location||North-west end of Udûn, Mordor|
|Description||Evil, dark pass guarded by the Black Gate|
|People and History|
|Events||Battle of the Morannon|
|Gallery||Images of Cirith Gorgor|
Cirith Gorgor was the point where the mountain ranges of the Ered Lithui and the Ephel Dúath met, to the north-west 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.