Before the Cataclysm, the pass was surrounded by locked gates on both sides. Mountaineer Pebblebitty guarded Loch Modan gate, only letting Alliance players through after a small quest chain initiated by killing Margol the Rager. Since then, however, the pass is permanently open on both sides.
In the RPG
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Gates removed.