Meall Ghaordaidh lies well away from the rest of the Mamlorn hills and is normally climbed on its own via its eastern ridge. It is the most eastern Munro in the range and is rarely climbed by anyone other that Munroists. The Munro sits as a high point between Glen Lochay in the south and Glen Lyon in the north. From the south the hills lacks any distinguishable features and appears as a grassy lump. From the north the climb looks much more exciting with craggy outcrops and projecting spurs, however due to lack of access this approach is rarely taken.
The hill has 3 ridges running West, North and East.
The best vantage point for Meall Ghaordaidh is from Stuchd an Lochain in the North.