Am Bodach is the most southern Munro in the Mamores and forms part of the 4 Munros known as the Ring of Steall due to the fact they all surround the impressive Steall Falls. Am Bodach is the intersection of 3 ridges. The NE ridge links to the Munro Stob Coire a Chairn. Its NW ridge links to the top Sgurr an Iubhair. This was relegated from being a separate Munro in the 1997 Munro revisions. The Southern ridge descends steeply to Kinlochleven, the town which Am Bodach overlooks and where the name come from as apparently it is the "old man" looking over the town...strange but true.
Am Bodach has a fine summit with superb rock faces in all directions. The two connecting ridges offer minor scrambling opportunities.
As mentioned most climb Am Bodach as part of the round know as the Ring Of Steall taking in 4 Munros, this as the name suggest is a circular route starting and ending at the Steall Falls in Glen Nevis. Am Bodach can equally be climbed from the South at Kinlochleven however this will require a sharp unrelentless pull all the way to the summit.