A' Chailleach (Monadhliath)
A' Chailleach summit cairn
|Summit:|| 3,051 feet NH681041 |
This is a peak in the north-eastern part of the Monadh Liath, close to its highest part. It is prominently seen from Newtonmore to the southeast from where many climbers begin when setting our to bag this Munro.
The craggy face looking at Newtonmore may be the mountain's most distinguishing feature.
A' Chailleach is normally climbed together with Càrn Sgùlain, which are both within this eastern part of the Monadh Liath plateau. Of the mountain's southern ridges, the south-east ridge has the easier slopes and is the usual route of ascent from Newtonmore. The south-west ridge becomes increasingly steep below 2,600 feet.
From the heights, a ridge winds northward following the eastern crags to join up with the main Monadhliath plateau and on to Carn Sgulain.