Carn Dearg is in fact the highest Munro in the Monadh Liath plateau sitting at 3100ft. The summit sits on the western rim of a corrie overlooking Gleann Ballach. The summit ridge runs N-S with craggy faces on either side particularly to the east. The south ridge leads to Carn Macoul before dropping sharply to Glen Banchor. The north ridge runs to Carn Ban before joining up with the main plateau of the Monadh Liath.
Carn Dearg can either be climbed on its own from Gleann Ballach in the south or climbed as part of a longer day by combining it with the 2 Munros further east (Carn Sgulain and A Chailleach) and walking over the Monadh Liath plateau. Both routes are equally common.
From the summit you can attain good views of the Monadh Liath as well as the Munros further west including Geal Charn and Creag Meagaidh group.