Carn a Gheoidh is part of a group of 3 Munros which surround the Glenshee ski developement. They are normally accessed by the large ski centre car park sitting at 2000ft. With this high starting point makes them arguably the fastest Munros in Scotland to climb. There are other routes that avoid the ski developments as best they can but due to the fact they are also not the most exciting hills in the world this is by far the most common starting point.
Carn a Gheoidh is probably the best of the group due to the fact it is outwith the ski developement. It lies along a long ridge from the north west of The Cairnwell. This ridge is craggy at points on its south facing slopes. The summit of Carn a Gheoidh is rounded with easy to moderate slopes in all directions. Two wide ridges leads north to Baddoch Burn where there are good paths for an alternative ascent route. A ridge also runs west which terminates at subsiduary peak Carn Bhinnein. Access is usually via the long eastern ridge connecting to The Cairnwell.