About Us












Ascent Outdoors (formerly Second Ascent) is Seattle's choice for new & used speciality outdoor gear, apparel & equipment for a variety of backcountry experiences. We pride ourselves on our personable, knowledgeable staff & our extensive experience to outfit your needs. We are
 community driven, focused on supporting our customers with great events & fundraisers. From educational clinics, slideshows, film premiers, we are proud to support the people & organizations that keep our industry thriving. 

History: Founded in 1996, Second Ascent has been helping cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts get outside for over 21 years. We have grown from a small used sporting good store in Fremont to a full-service outdoor retail store. Along the way we've changed many things, but we've always stayed true to our focus on quality service.

Our Staff: We have hiked, biked, climbed and skied all over the world. We are consistently rated 4.5+ stars on Yelp and have won many "best gear shop" awards over the years. We love our customers, our sports, and helping our customers get the equipment and advice they need 

Assortment: Over the years, our focus has grown to provide a diverse selection of high quality outdoor product for the budget conscious and the cutting edge enthusiast alike. We carry a wide selection of new, used, closeout, and sample product from premium outdoor brands. 

Our Sports: Hiking, snowshoeing, trail running, cross country skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and much more!