Geal Charn is the most westerly of the main group of Munros which make up the Monadh Liath. It is normally climbed on its own due to it being so far away from any neighbouring Munros. The hill does not boast the best features and from most angles is seen as a large lump rising above undistinguished moorland. Its eastern corrie however is craggy and is definitely the hills best feature.
To summit sits at the highest point on a N - S running ridge. The north ridge eventually turns east and joins up with the main summit plateau of the Monadh Liath Mountains.
The usual route of ascent is from Garva Bridge and tackling the hill via its SW ridge before joining the main summit ridge running N. As mentioned Geal Charn is best viewed from the E where you can best appreciate its craggy eastern face.