This is where I did my first ever multi-pitch (shout out to Pine Tree Crack!). Sitting at higher altitude exposed to breezes and sun, Jimmy Cliff is a good climbing option after it rains. Those willing to make the hike up Rattlesnake Mountain will be greeted with a variety of beginner friendly lead climbs in the 5.7 – 5.10 range. The shorter, easier routes tend to start with 5.5 – 5.7 moves before softening up. Also communication between climber and belayer is easy, which makes these sound options for first leads.
There are two walls (left and right) as well as a long slab area further left and around the corner from the alcove. This offers a great introduction to multi-pitch trad and sport climbing on a seriously low-angle pitch (many people solo up this). You’ll be rewarded at the top with fantastic views of the surrounding valley.