|Arran's 4 Corbetts are sufficiently close to one another to be climbed together, but Goatfell is popular as a single peak and is described separately. |
Goatfell rises steeply to the E of Glen Rosa, forming a single straight wall but for one hanging corrie, Dearg Choirein (small red corrie), and there are crags along the upper slopes. To the E there are easier slopes in the four corries, and on the ridges that separate them, which provide ascent routes from the E and the S.
Goatfell has three main peaks, Goatfell (874m) and North Goatfell (818m) which are connected by the pinnacled Stacach Ridge, and Mullach Buidhe (819m) to the N. A ridge walk between the three peaks is possible, the only difficulty being the pinnacles on the Stacach ridge but it is possible to skirt round these.