Creag Leacach is normally climbed in conjunction with Glas Maol which is connected to Creag Leacach via its NE ridge. It has an unusually pointed summit for the hills in this region with large areas of scree on both its western and eastern faces. The summit ridge runs SW – NE. As mentioned the NE ridge leads to neighbouring Munro Glas Maol. The SW ridge runs to a subsidiary peak before splitting SW and SE with the SW ridge leading to Glen Shee.
Route finding on Creag Leacach is easy due to a dry stone wall running the length of the summit ridge directing you to the summit.
These hills are an easy day out and are easily accessible from the A93 near the Glenshee ski centre where there is plenty of parking available.