I started Fringe's Folly in 2014. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, it was just a notion...
Fringe’s Folly (n): the inherent foolishness of writing to, and for, the less marketable, outer edges of a community.
- See also: “career suicide”.
The cool thing about climbing (and maybe everything) is that the fringe is what defines the center. The periphery of an object, the wild and edgy border, is what gives anything definition - be it amoeba or human or community of dirtfacedcrackedhandedstarry-eyedclimbingbandits. The mainstream is given its shape by the fringe that contains it. The fringe, on the other hand, is the first thing to come into contact with the new world it moves through second by second, day by day. The fringe is the adventure. Everything else is a reduced rehashed reiteration of what has already been done.