An Socach is part of a long curving ridge running SW - NE encasing Gleann a Choilich. It is connected to its much larger neighbouring Munros of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan to the west and Mam Sodhail to the east. There is also a south ridge that leads down to Glen Affric west of Loch Affric. All connecting ridges are steep with crags on either side.
Most will climb An Socach from either of its neighbouring peaks but it can be climbed easily on its own by climbing either of the corries that back onto the southern ridge (Coire na Cloiche and Coire Ghaidheil) where there are moderate slopes.
From the summit there are fantastic views both west and east to An Socach's much larger neighbours. The complex ridge system of Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan looks particularly fine from here.
There is a youth hostel almost directly south of An Socach in Glen Affric which will make for a short climb if you are starting here otherwise it is a long walk in from whichever direction you choose. A common approach is from Loch Affric to the east where there is parking available at its eastern end.
Make sure you dont get confused with the other An Socach which lies slightly further east near Loch Mullardoch!