For safety reasons, I strongly discourage this way of using the mast mate. Although I have been told by single handed sailors that they have done this as they ascend by tying the Mast Mate off at intervals around the mast diagram, and others with gaff riggers or unstaid spreaderless masts have woven a continuous line through a grommet around the mast and through the next grommett and so on as the Mast Mate is raised and once fully deployed pulling the line tight and securing it fast. A word of caution, the system was designed to be as secure as possible and this can only be accomplished by attaching it to the track.