Ascent Outdoors Events

Ascent Outdoors Events

As Ascent Outdoors we are committed to maintaining our focus in the community with events and fundraisers that support local organizations that keep our industry thriving.

Each evening, from 5:00-Close,  join us for the Ascent Outdoor Happy Hour as we'll be serving snacks and some delicious libations from local Ballard Breweries. 

We have a number of exciting events lined up for the week. Check them out! 


Multi-Pitch Rock Rescue with Ian Nicholson

May 1

Class Begins at 7:30

Rock climbing season is here and, we're offering a free multi-pitch rock rescue class with Ian Nicholson. Whether you're new to multi-pitch climbing or need a refresher, rock rescue is key to self sufficiency and safety while traveling through vertical terrain. Learn how to escape a belay, counterbalance rappel, haul, and deal with an unconscious climber.

Sponsors & sweet prizes provided by: Black Diamond, Patagonia, Helly Hansen

Exped Presents High & Wild with Graham Zimmerman

We are excited to have alpinist, adventurer, storyteller & former Second Ascent'er Graham Zimmerman at Ascent Outdoors to share photos & stoires of adventures & mishaps while traveling the globe in search of big mountains, sinker ice & splitter cracks.

Fundraiser for the American Alpine Club

May 2

Doors: 7:30 

Show 7:45

Sponsors & sweet prizes provided by: Exped, Petzl, Julbo, Outdoor Research

Outdoor Women's Alliance Speaker Series with Kjersti Christensen | Unknown Trails 

Join us at Second Ascent for the fourth installment of our on-going Women's Speaker Series with Vertical World & Outdoor Women's Alliance. This series is the result of collaborating with some of our most inspiring friends in the outdoor sports community.

Whether you climb, ski, run, or bike, these presenters will bring stories of their lives in adventure - and might even give you reason to ditch that day job and pursue your dreams.
About Kjersti:
Kjersti was born and raised in the PNW and works in marketing for Outdoor Research. She is a nationally ranked women's pro downhill mountain bike racer, grassroots athlete for Majesty Skis, and recreational climber. Her greatest life feat to date is eating an entire seafood platter from Red Lobster in one sitting. She loves spending long days in the mountains, spreading stoke, spending time with her family, and inspiring people to spend more time in beautiful places. May 3

Doors: 7:30

Show: 7:45

How to Pack your Backpack with Osprey

A lot of planning goes into a backpacking trip, and something that can totally ruin your trip is a poorly organized pack. To avoid heart (and back) break, Ascent Outdoors is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to show you how to pack properly for your upcoming adventures.

Fundraiser for the Pacific Crest Trail Association

May 4

Social: 7:30

Presentation: 8:00

Sponsors & sweet prizes provided by: Osprey, MSR, Scarpa

Poker Run Presented by Cascade Endurance

Join Ascent Outdoors and Cascade Endurance for our First Annual Poker Run.
We encourage all ages and abilities to join this family-friendly, fun run.

Sponsors & sweet prizes provided by: Altra, Salomon, Sktratch Labs, LaSportiva, & Darn Tough.

Event is FREE

May 5 

Registration: 5:30

Run: 6:30

Best Hand Wins - Award Ceremony 7:30

8:00 - After Party