An Gearanach is the first Munro in a group called the Ring of Steall. This is a group of 4 Munros that circle Allt Coire a' Mhàil and the impressive Steall Falls (A filming location the movie Braveheart) this is one of the classic routes of Scottish mountaineering. An Gearanach is well seen from the Nevis gorge to the north. The Munro is the highest point on a north to south running ridge. The north ridge drops down quickly to the floor of Glen Nevis meaning it is a rough haul to get you up onto the ridge. The south ridge connects to the Munro Stob Coire a Chairn via a subsidiary peak An Garbhanach a confusingly similar name!
The ridge south is craggy with sharp drops to both the east and west.
An Gearanach is only every really climbed from Glen Nevis in the North and is up to you if want to combine it within the ring of Steall or on its own. Either way you will not be disappointed and the views to be had in all directions are nothing short of spectacular. There is parking available at the head of Glen Nevis in a small car park with a couple of km walk down through the glen to reach An Gearanach.