WHAT YOU NEED:
- Wood Pallet
- 2 Large Curtain Hooks (depending on how much rope you have
- Some form of small hooks (I used curtain tie back hooks) X 5
- Screw Driver.
Landlords and their crusade against putting holes in walls can be annoying hurdle to overcome when trying to store (lets be honest, also show off) all of your climbing gear. When I finished moving, I realized that I was completely out of under bed storage and saw that I had a lot of wall space. Realistically I could have gotten yet another Ikea bookshelf or something of that nature but I wanted something a bit more interesting for my room. While walking home from work one day I saw a wood pallet in great condition set aside to be thrown out. Inspiration struck and I decided to lug it home. I looked like an idiot carrying this 50 pound pallet sweating through my suit but I finally got it home.
That weekend I headed to the hardware store and picked up some hooks (in total about £15.) The pallet is a great base as you can customize it anyway that you want to store your gear. Now I had two ropes so I decided on 2 large curtain hooks. I then mapped out the rest of the pallet with even spaced smaller hooks. Now I did not have a drill so I just hand screwed the hooks in, which benefited as a forearm work out as well. If I were to do it again, I would have asked someone for a drill to make it a bit easier.
Now is this the most space efficient means of gear storage? Absolutely not. It works pretty well for me. Keeps my gear in easy an easy to reach and organized fashion without putting any holes into my walls.
If you have other solutions for gear storage let us know.