Vasquez Rocks DIY Classic
Open as of February 19, 2021
Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce, CA
Classic - White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green
VASQUEZ ROCKS IS CURRENTLY EMBARGOED IN ANTICIPATION OF OUSA NATIONALS TO BE HELD NOV OR DEC 2022.
Anyone entering the park between now and Nationals will not be eligible for competitive status at the OUSA Nationals.
Famous sandstone cliffs at our most popular venue.
This Do-It-Yourself event uses app-based punching and features Classic Point-to-Point Courses.
Streamers were place in February of 2021. We cannot guarantee that they are still there. You will download and print the map and then use the MapRunF app on your phone to verify that you are at the correct location.
White (beginner) - 1.5 km, 45 m climb, 8 controls
Yellow (intermediate) - 1.7 km, 45 m climb, 10 controls
Orange (Advanced) - 3.1 km, 100 m climb, 12 controls
Brown (short expert) - 3.5 km, 145 m climb, 10 controls
Green (medium expert) - 4.0 km, 165 m climb, 11 controls
Running the course
Course punching is implemented with the MapRunF app.
Instructions on using MapRunF (Thanks to Bill Cusworth of BAOC for letting us use his write-up)
MapRunF official website page
Important Notes for this event
BE SURE TO SELECT AND LOAD THE EVENT IN THE APP BEFORE YOU ARRIVE - cell phone service at Vasquez Rocks can be spotty. Once you are there, you will be able to run the course if it is already loaded, but may not have a connection to download the course.
Similarly, you will need to make sure that your results upload after you have returned to a cell phone service area.
Because of Map and GPS inaccuracy, it is important that you use the printed map for navigation. The circles on the map in the app may not look like they are on the correct feature, but it will punch properly when you are in the printed circle.
Please choose a course that is suitable for your experience level. This is the high desert. Please watch for dehydration. Bring water with you. There is no water placed on the course. Cell phone service is unreliable on this map. We recommend that you bring a buddy who will know if you finished safely. If you go alone, please make sure someone knows when to expect you home and has a copy of the map.
Please fill out this form to register and accept the waiver. Links to the maps will be emailed to you after registering.
There is no charge for this event.
From Highway 14 exit at Agua Dulce Road. Go north a couple of miles. Follow the road as it turns right, continue past a stop sign* for 1/4 mile. Park entrance is on the right. Continue through park on the dirt road to the large parking area. Parking is FREE. (*turn at the stop sign for stores and restaurants)
View our Race Results page to see the results.
Race Director: Clare Durand
Course Setter: Bruce Garbaccio