|Region:||The Misty Mountains|
|Dungeon(s):|| Gabilazan Vault |
Halmur Stoneshaper's Tomb
|Landmark(s):|| Eikhall Dale |
| Bruinen Source East |
Bruinen Source West
|Levels:||Mainly 43 - 44|
High Crag is an area within The Misty Mountains in the central region.
This area lies crammed between steep ridges, south-east and south of Bruinen Source West and East respectively, and north of Giant Halls. From south the two narrow passes are guarded by Gabilazan to the west and Rakhâs-bizar to the east. Pockets of forests with bears, hawks, and mammoths are spread around the hillsides and many deep dead-end valleys. Some ruins remind explorers about old times when the dwarves mined for gold and silver.
It may be mentioned that the eastern pass, Rakhâs-bizar, is powerfully guarded by elite stone-trolls and frost-giants at its southern end, but a cautious traveller may avoid them. The western pass runs through Gabilazan which is guarded by common Dourhand dwarves, except for its south gate where an elite frost-giant and a few hardy Dourhands stand vigil. Curiously, though Gabilazan's landmark flag stands in Giant Halls, most of the old fortress and mining centre falls within High Crag. Thus two interesting buildings belongs to this area, the Gabilazan Vault and Halmur Stoneshaper's Tomb. The vault contains the very first stone that was laid for the fortress, the cornerstone, but is poorly guarded by Dourhands. The tomb is not guarded at all, rather it seems the Dourhands shun the place for some reason.
High Crag does not offer any services, but its rich wildlife attracts many hunters for meat and hide, and its connections in all cardinal points but west makes it one of the most trafficked areas in the Misty Mountains.
These landmarks are located within High Crag:
See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests
-  Warning: Evil Dwarves
-  The Masters of the Mammoth - Small Fellowship
-  Hidden by Fur and Snow
|Halmur Stoneshaper||Quest (inside tomb)|
|Larus Sharpshard||Quest & Provisioner|
|Vighar Roadwalker||Quest & Stable-master|
The following creatures are found within this area:
- Bisil Blood-axe
- Deadly Crag-hawk
- Gabilazan Defender
- Gabilazan Guard
- Huge Snow-bear
- Mammoth Elder
- Snowy Mammoth
- Winter Fox
- Winter Squirrel
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Misty Mountains|
|Settlements:||Glóin's Camp • Hrimbarg • Vindurhal|
|Areas:||Bruinen Source East • Bruinen Source North • Bruinen Source West • Giant Halls • Goblin-town • High Crag • Northern High Pass • Southern High Pass|
|Landmarks:||Akûltot • Bergel's Notch • The Bitter Stair • The Black Crack • Caldwell Pool • Ceber Los • Cirith Daur • Cirith Imladris • The Deep-fires • Den of the Northern Army • Dómstoll • Eglanúr • Eikhall Dale • Erforgh Cleft • Frosthyle Pond • Gabilazan • Ghâshru • The Giant's Needle • Goblin-town Throne Room • Gollum's Cave • Greybough End • Hríthur's Haven • Imlad Norn • Iorbar • Iskeld's Lookout • The Lornstone • Men Helch • The Mountain's Throat • Nan Gongarag • Northtarn • Orod Laden • Pinnath Fenui • Rakhâs-bizar • Slave Pens • Snárskrith Dell • Starkhath • Stonecaller's Circle • Thorgest's Haven • Thundergrot • War Steadings • Whitcleft • Writhenbores|