Creag Meagaidh is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best Munros. When viewed from the floor of Coire Ardair it looks a formidable sight with no apparent easy line of ascent. The steep back headwall of Coire Ardair which makes up east face of the summit plateau of Creag Meagaidh has some of Scotland's best rock climbing and indeed winter climbing as the area is known to attract a fair amount of the white stuff. The cliffs contain 3 large gullies known as "The Pillars”. Creag Meagaidh is a large complex massif with the summit plateau sitting at 3701ft dwarfing all other hills in the area. Although the east face route is reserved for rock climbers and should not be avoided unless you know what you are doing there is an equally impressive route that takes you to a steep col between Creag Meagaidh and separating Munro Stob Poite Coire Ardair. This is known as the window and is clearly seen from the foot of the coire.
The Creag Meagaidh summit is made up of a series of complex ridges. Two ridges run south to Glen Spean at Moy via easy slopes and can be used as a route of ascent if climbing Creag Meagaidh on its own. A craggy ridge runs north from the plateau to connecting Munro Stob Poite Coire Ardair via "The Window"
Creag Meagaidh is best viewed from slightly east from either the corrie floor or from the summit of Stob Poite Coire Ardair. From these angles you can fully appreciate the complex nature of the mountain and view its eastern face in its entirety