Today Izzi and I were keen to find some ice to climb before everything is stripped away. We headed up to the CIC cascades to see what was left of them. On approach it didn't look hopeful, especially when a large amount of ice fell off the steepest line! Fortunately we were able to climb the next line giving good but wet climbing at grade III. Axe and crampon placements were great as the ice was so soft and even the ice screws seemed to be pretty reasonable. We abbed off the block at the top and made a hasty retreat back to the car. Lots to dry out tonight! Think I'll leave my gear to the radiator and go for a climb at The Ice Factor.