Places in Middle-earth
Endless Stair, The
Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways
Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns
Description: [Said Gandalf of his battle with the Balrog of Moria,] 'Ever up now we went, until we came to the Endless Stair.'
'Long has that been lost,' said Gimli. 'Many have said that it was never made save in legend, but others say that it was destroyed.'
'It was made, and it had not been destroyed,' said Gandalf. 'From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak it climbed, ascending in unbroken spiral in many thousand steps, until it issued at last in Durin's Tower carved in the living rock of Zirakzigil, the pinnacle of the Silvertine.' ...
[After the battle] 'The tower behind was crumbled into dust, the window gone; the ruined stair was choked with burned and broken stone.'
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 5, The White Rider
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 24Jun04