Maol Chean Dearg is a fine looking Munro with sharp crags on most of its faces. The crags to the north are particularly impressive. It is joined to neighbouring Corbett An Ruadh-stac by a low col. The ascent of the two together is highly recommended although it’s a tough day with a lot of ascent. The summit of Maol Chean Dearg is sharp and the Munros conical shape is well seen from the NW. Most slopes are inaccessible due to crags but the weak link is the SE ridge. This has moderate slopes, which although steep with a few sections of scrambling, most will find it easy.
The summit offers great views to the north west honey and the pot areas of the Torridon Hills.
Most people access Maol Chean Dearg from the SE at Coulags just off the A890. A right of way follows the Fionn-abhainn leading to the SW ridge of Maol Chean Dearg.
This is a superb Torridon outing especially if combined with An Ruadh-stac.