An Socach lies in a group of 4 Munros that rise from the northern shores of Loch Mullardoch. It is normally climbed with is neighbour An Riabhachan to the east and some may even combine with Sgurr na Lapaich further east but there is a fairly large descent and re-ascent to include this Munro. An Socach is the last peak in this long ridge that runs E-W the entire length of the loch.
An Socach is a fairly grassy hill with gentle slopes in most directions giving easy but long ascent routes. The most impressive features lie to the north and east where the slopes are craggier and the ridge over to An Riabhachan begins. This ridge is in no way difficult with an easy path along. It does become increasingly craggier however should you choose to continue to Sgurr na Lapaich. A ridge extends south from the summit of An Socach before terminating with steep crags over Coire Mhaim to the SE. A further ridge leads north from the summit dropping down to Coire Cairn Gorm.
An Socach is a remote Munro and any way you ascend it will demand a long walk in. If coming from An Riabhachan there is access routes via the power station next to Loch Monar. If climbing on its own there are long routes in from the SW to take on An Socach's easy SW face.
These hills really are remote, so it is best to make an expedition of it and perhaps bivvy or camp out overnight to really appreciate the wildness this area has to offer.