|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.