Vignemale

Elevation (feet): 10,821
Elevation (meters): 3,298
Continent: Europe
Country: France/Spain
Range/Region: Pyrenees
Latitude: 42.774109
Longitude: -0.150805
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1837
First successful climber(s): H. Cazeaux, B. Guillembet
Nearest major airport: Lourdes or Toulouse, France, Zaragoza or Barcelona, Spain
Convenient Center: Cauterets, France, Torla, Spain

Vignemale is the fourth highest mountain of the Pyrenees. Its character appears much different from its north and south sides. From the south, it rises in a series of terraces to a large, seemingly summitless, plateau; from the north, a collection of steep walls rises at various angles, the most awesome being the sheer 2,500-foot North Face. This rugged limestone wall is the highest unbroken wall in the Pyrenees, and offers a superb variety of technical climbs.