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In the northern Misty Mountains, northeast of Rivendell
An entrance to Goblin-town opened onto the pass, at least in the late Third Age
The river Loudwater (Bruinen) rose in the foothills west of the High Pass
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High Pass

The northern pass through the Misty Mountains

Map of the High Pass

The pass of the Misty Mountains that lay above Rivendell; it was here that Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves were captured by Goblins as they journeyed eastwards on the Quest of Erebor.

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