The walls of the mountain pass were high and steep but presumably not dangerous. The pass itself was somewhat narrow, but wide enough to have a large hill within it and a small stream.
Before the pass was created, there was no way to get into Valinor but when the Quendi began their journey westward towards the Blessed Realm, they would not have been able to enter due to the Pelóri blocking the way. So the Valar opened a narrow pass in the great mountains, and despite preferring to close the way they realised that the Elves, even the Vanyar, needed to be able to breath the outside air, and so kept Calacirya open.
The Noldor and Vanyar entered and resided in the city of Tirion, which was set right in the middle of the pass. The Teleri did not leave the island of Tol Eressëa until much later and even then, they did not enter Valinor but stayed rather on the eastern coast of Aman under the afternoon shadow of the Pelóri in a city named Alqualondë.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kazakh||Калакірйа (Cyrillic) Kalakirya (Latin)|
|Serbian||Калакириа (Cyrillic) Kalakiria (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Калакиря (Cyrillic) Kalakirya (Latin)|