Sgurr a Chaorachain is one of the southern Munros of the Torridon region. It is normally climbed with neighbouring Munro Sgurr Choinnich with a fantastic ridge traverse between the two. These Munros sit to the NW of Loch Monar, south of Loch Carron.
Sgurr a Chaorachain has steep and craggy slopes on all its northern faces in particular to the NW where Coire Choinnich bites into the hill. The southern slopes are not craggy but extremely steep. The summit is the intersection point of three ridges running W, E and N. The W ridge drops to a low col and on to neighbouring Munro Sgurr Choinnich. The E ridge drops down slowly to the smaller neighbouring peak of Bidean an Eoin Deirg and then down craggy slopes to the shores of Loch Monar. The northern ridge skirts round the rim of Coire Choinnich before curving east to Glenuaig Lodge. The slopes to the north are Sgurr a Chaorachain's best features and feature prominently on the walk in.
Sgurr a Chaorachain is the highest peak amongst its neighbours thus making it a fine vantage point to take in all that the Torridon region has to offer. Most people access these Munros from the north at Achnashellach. A series of stalkers paths follow the Allt na Chonais to reach the western ridge of Sgurr Choinnich, Sgurr a Chaorachain can be climbed as mentioned from here. This is a long walk in but an enjoyable one especially once you get the north face of these Munros in your sights.