I just bought a Pearson
28 and have been thinking about the most efficient way to get up solo on my 40' mast. I do rock climbing and have the gear
to set up a rig...but climbing the rope, even with an ascender, isn't at all appealing. There are foldable mast steps you can mount, but they're pretty expensive even if you don't mind drilling additional holes and, possibly, having dissimilar metals on your mast.
I personally liked the idea of hoisting up a ladder made of tubular webbing like in this
I've seen some people make it themselves so I decided to go that route
. If you
have (or are willing to buy) a few useful tools: 50yds of Webbing, a dozen #2 gromets, and a bit of sowing is all you need.
I would still use your jib halyard
and either a gri gri or a prussik knot
for as a safetly line.