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Dates
Walled in the early days of Gondor, quite possibly before the end of the Second Age; known as 'Helm's Gate' after III 2741
Location
Beneath the Hornrock within the Deeping-coomb, in the northern White Mountains
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Guarded the entrance to Helm's Deep beneath the Hornburg
Important peaks
Stood beneath the Thrihyrne

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  • Updated 7 November 2016
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Helm’s Gate

The guarded entrance to Helm's Deep

A passage between two forbidding cliff-faces, the northern guarded by the castle of the Hornburg, that led to the fastness of Helm's Deep in the White Mountains. The Gate was walled from north to south, and was the site of the ferocious siege known as the Battle of the Hornburg.


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