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Type: Valleys, Caves, Tunnels

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: The pass through the western end of the Mountains of Terror leading down from Dorthonion to Dimbar.


Anach Pass leading down from Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion) at the western end of Ered Gorgoroth.

The Silmarillion, Index of Names

Beleg ... set out northward...; and he crossed over the Brithiach and journeyed through Dimbar towards the Pass of Anach.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

'[You] have seen the peaks of the Crissaegrim far off, and to the east the dark walls of the Gorgoroth. Anach lies between, above the high springs of Mindeb....'

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

Thereafter the thought of Morgoth was bent unceasing on the mountainous land between Anach and the upper waters of Sirion, whither his servants had never passed....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 23, Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Jul06

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