Benedictus is a 5.11 route up Big Wall at Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire.
Benedictus is the story of Tom Callaghan’s adventure on the Big Wall. Using an old aid climbing route as a starting point, Callaghan’s goal is to forge a new free climb to the top of the cliff.
The complete free ascent of Benedictus was in July 1999 by Callaghan, Mark Bowen and Tom Nonis. The 11-pitch route is a link-up of climbs from the 1970s and 1990s and took seven years.
As Callaghan puts it, “There is one opportunity for someone to have a grand adventure on a particular piece of rock.”
To watch the one-hour film, visit here.