Definitely goin with black personally. I hear ya with the OCD, i just got my gear dirty climbing for the first time ever! Holy hell i gotta give it to you guys! Shit aint easy AT ALL! I had to throw a prusik & micro pulley further up for the mechanical advantage to pull my fat ass up and took forever. Kept it below 50ft, i know they say low and slow but couldn't stop pushing it. I gotta get back to the gym! Or buy an APTA & a Wraptor. Almost took a nap laying on a branch at the 20-25ft mark, i am beat!