|Aliases||Pass of the Spider, Morgul Pass|
|Appearances||Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor|
The tower was initially garrisoned by Men of Gondor to guard the pass, until Gondor was hit by the Great Plague, killing much of Gondor's population. This caused them to withdraw their men guarding Mordor, including those in Cirith Ungol. Even though Gondor garrisoned the fortress once more after the Plague had passed, they were too distracted by raids on their lands to maintain control, allowing evil to occupy the fortress.
In Sindarin, Cirith Ungol means "Spider's Cleft".
|Castles and Fortresses|
|Passes and Valleys|
|Outside of Mordor|