You need to be responsible for know what can kill you when you’re NOT climbing. For example, while marching into Rocktown the other day I ran into this guy
I’m not very good at picking out poisonous plant and venomous critters, but I knew enought to keep my distance and let him do his thing. A ten minute wait for him to cross the trail was well worth not suffering a bite on the mountain top, especially when I was by myself. At any rate, I was prompted to look out for myself a little better and do some research. Here are a couple quickies worth taking a peek at:
Be safe, climb hard, and fly free!