A Chailleach is well seen from Newtonmore to the SE in particular its eastern craggy face which gives the hill its best features. A Chailleach is normally climbed in conjunction with Carn Sgulain which are both within the eastern end of the Monadh Liath plateau. The hill has 2 southern ridges one branches SW the other going SE. The SE ridge has easy slopes and is the usual route of ascent from Newtonmore. The SW ridge becomes increasingly steep sub 800m. A ridge snakes its way north following the eastern crags to join up with the main Monadh Liath plateau and on to Carn Sgulain .
There is parking available at Newtonmore along with other local amenities.