The kids love to hand from everything in the house, the fridge, the dishwasher, my leg; so I thought it was time to put something up more appropriate for them. I bought a 1 inch piece of black iron pipe and mounted it in the little hallway we have in the basement. Nick is able to grab it without help, but Maddie needs a boost. I am OK with this, as I can see her dropping on her head. Nick is bit more cautious.