As often as possible we'd cycle 40 minutes from school to 'The Bridge' at Slawston. Two stories high, of engineers' brick, seemingly studded intentionally for purpose with a great variety of rocks, cut through diagonally and with slabby flanks, the topless railway cutting made a perfect playground on which to cut our teeth... Just to hear the phrase "The Bridge" makes me smile.
The best climbing in Leicestershire... the bridge became a haven, somewhere to escape.
Even Slawston Bridge has its ethics. On the first ascent of the traverse of Pipe Wall a hold was chipped. When the route was subsequently done "clean" the offending pocket was filled in with Tetrion (exterior grade, of course). Hence the name, Tetrion Traverse.