As Tom Callaghan puts it, “there is one opportunity for someone to have a grand adventure” on a particular section of rock. Benedictus is the story of Tom’s grand adventure on the 'Big Wall' section of Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire. Using an old aid climbing route as a starting point, Tom’s goal is to forge a new free climb to the top of the cliff. This turns out to take seven years, but a sense of humor helps keep things in perspective as partners drop out, injuries crop up, weather won’t cooperate and bad luck just happens.
Special thanks to all the people who worked on and participated in this film.