About Us












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 nearly twenty 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: We carry a wide selection of new, used, closeout, and sample product from premium outdoor brands. Though the name connotes used, our store now mostly consists of new, closeout, and sample product. 

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