Eddie Connell- Friend, and Fellow Climber
Last week Eddie Connell passed away. He was a climber, DRG member, previous belay staffer, and most importantly a fantastic friend and all around great guy. He always had a smile on his face, especially when he was climbing, and took to the sport naturally, quickly becoming a fixture in the gym. More determined than most, he would spend hours on end trying the same route over and over again, whipping off the prow, falling closer and closer to the end…until he sent. His passion was so strong it was contagious. If you came in mid-day Eddie and his friends would be the only few in the gym, but his excitement and good nature would fill the entire building. They even went so far as to dub themselves, “Team Heel Hook,” making cut-off shirts with their own logo for our bouldering competition.
Eddie, thank you for all the good times, you will be missed.
Labels: Eddie Connell, Team Heel Hook.