Beinn Dearg is a big hill and dominates everything in the surrounding area and boasts a whole array of superb features. The finest of these features is possibly its craggy eastern and northern faces. From the valley floor these look impregnable and strictly left for the climbers. A ring of corries line the hill of which Corrie Ghranda on the eastern face is the finest. Lochan a Coire Ghranda sits in its bowl and makes for a superb photo when approaching from the east.
The Munro itself is complex with an abundance of ridges and protruding cliffs. The main summit ridge runs NW – SE following the eastern cliffs. A further ridge goes NE arcing round Coire Ghranda to connect with Munro Cona Mheall. A whole array of Munros can be reached from the northern summit ridges of Beinn Dearg. Ascents can be made from pretty much all directions however some require river crossings so is best to consult an OS map to pick your route accordingly and remember many of these streams become impassable in bad weather.
Beinn Dearg is well seen from the A835 road from the west however the more rugged eastern face is well hidden and away from any public roads, saving the best views for everyone who ventures in to explore this superb range of Munros!