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Location
In the northern Misty Mountains, northeastward of Imladris (Rivendell)
Settlements
An entrance to Goblin-town opened onto the pass, at least in the late Third Age
Source
The river Bruinen (Loudwater) rose in the foothills west of the pass
Pronunciation
Imladris is pronounced 'i'mladris'
Meaning
Imladris means 'ravine valley', the source of the archaic name 'Rivendell'
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Pass of Imladris

The High Pass through the Misty Mountains

Map of the Pass of Imladris

The pass through the Misty Mountains that lay to the east of Rivendell, or Imladris, from which it took its name. It was more commonly called simply the High Pass, or in Elvish Cirith Forn en Andrath, meaning 'northern pass of the long climb'. At one time the pass had been important and well-used: many of the armies that went to the War of the Last Alliance crossed the Mountains by this route. By the end of the Third Age, however, it had become dangerous, especially since the Orcs of Goblin-town had established a secret entry to their tunnels within the pass, from which they would waylay travellers crossing the Mountains.


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