Carn a Chlamain lies just NW of the Beinn a Ghlo group. It is a pointed summit that is well seen from the town of Blair Athol to the SW. The upper slopes are covered in the infamous Grampian grey scree. Carn a Chlamain sits on its own away from the other Tarf and Tilt Munros with long walks in no matter which direction you come from.
South of the summit a deep corrie bites in the face to give impressive craggy slopes and possibly the hills best feature. Easier slopes exist on a ridge that runs initially SE from the summit before heading SW; this is the usual route of ascent from Glen Tilt.
Parking is availible near Blair Castle just north of Blair Atholl. This is as far as cars are allowed to go. The rest of the walk in through Glen Tilt (about 8km) must be made on foot or on bike.