First Ascent Pass

Gangerang (Dunphy)
Gundungera (Unirover)
Kanangra 8930-3S
Kanangra Tops (Dunphy)
Kowmung (Dunphy)

334 347 - 335 349

1000 metres

Seymour Top is the first top crossed after climbing out of Murdering Gully when walking north-east along Kanangra Walls. It is best known for the spectacular views across into Kanangra Gorge, Kanangra Falls and Thurat Spires.

In 1864, Thomas Seymour, hunting wild cattle, located a pass through the eastern cliff line. He became the first white man onto Kanangra Tops. In 1868 on a subsequent visit to Seymour Top he engraved 'YEAR 1868' on a rock slab at the top of the pass. In 1934 a plaque was erected at the site to commemorate Thomas Seymour's exploits.

The lower end of the pass starts in a gully eroded by an ephemeral creek. A short scramble up the gully leads to a long ledge heading north which finishes with another short scamble, a route easy enough for a horse.

The whole area is heavily overgrown with extremely thick montain heath making any exploration difficult.

Pass

Kanangra-Boyd National Park (NSW)

Seymour Top

Thurat

Westmoreland

Last Updated: 03-05-2019