Shortcuts can be found all around Gielinor. By climbing cliff sides, crossing rivers and squeezing through crevices, it is possible to reach a destination more directly than by the alternative route. Nearly all shortcuts require the proper Agility level. There are no guaranteed rewards for using shortcuts, except that they will save you time, but they will sometimes give small amounts of Agility experience. All shortcuts, with the exception of some of the stiles and the Falador shortcut, are P2P, and some require Ranged and Strength levels. Shortcuts can be identified by the () icon on the minimap.
Some agility shortcuts can be failed, with a loss of hit points, which can be a cause of death.
As of 15 February 2011, it is possible to build hidey-holes to store a crossbow and a grapple at some grapple shortcuts so you will not need to carry one. On 3 April 2018, the enhanced grappling hook was released, which is a toolbelt-able grappling hook that requires 54 Fletching to make, and permanently eliminates the need to carry a grapple in the inventory or store grapples in hidey-holes.
List of current shortcuts[edit | edit source]
|None||Stile at Fred the Farmer's sheep field and the stile at Falador cabbage patch (F2P)||These shortcuts are available to free players.||2|
|None||Mos Le'Harmless stepping stones|
|5||Falador shortcut (F2P)|
|River Lum/Al Kharid grapple shortcut|
|10||Moss Giant Island rope shortcut|
|Falador north wall grapple shortcut|
|12||Karamja Dungeon stepping stone shortcut|
|13||Varrock south fence jump|
|15||Edgeville Dungeon monkey bar shortcut||Can be used to gain up to 12,000 experience per hour, at the risk of being exposed to aggressive monsters and player killers.||20|
|18||Watchtower wall climb (trellis) shortcut||31|
|19||Grand Tree rock scrabble shortcut|
|20||Coal truck mining site log balance|
|21||Grand Exchange underwall tunnel shortcut||Grants easier access to Edgeville. Also means access to Grand Exchange is far easier from the nearby fairy ring and canoe. (It is known as 'Varrock agility shortcut' in the game guide.)|
|22||Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut|
|23||Kalphite King shortcut|
|25||Eagles' Peak shortcut|
|26||Falador south wall crawl.|
|28||Draynor Manor railing shortcut|
|30||South-east Karamja stepping stones shortcut|
|White Wolf Mountain Agility Grapple Shortcut - Catherby cliff||Players must have completed the Fishing Contest quest to use this shortcut.|
|33||Ardougne log balance shortcut|
|34||Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut|
|Obelisk of Water/Taverley Dungeon grapple shortcut|
|37||Tree Gnome Stronghold shortcut||Players must have spoken to Femi first, and helped her move the boxes.|
|38||Al Kharid mining pit cliffside shortcut||This shortcut is at the north end of the mine, and is useful for exiting to go north instead of going all the way around from the southern end.|
|Yanille south wall grapple shortcut|
|40||Agility Pyramid cliffside rope||Requires a rope on first passage.|
|41||Trollheim easy cliffside scramble|
|42||Dwarven Mine narrow crevice|
|43||Trollheim medium cliffside scramble|
|44||Trollheim advanced cliffside scramble|
|45||Isafdar log balance shortcut|
|46||Cosmic altar medium narrow walkway|
|47||Trollheim hard cliffside scramble|
|48||Log balance to the Fremennik Province|
|49||Yanille Dungeon contortion shortcut|
|50||Grotworm Lair shortcut|
|51||Pipe from Edgeville Dungeon to Varrock Sewers|
|52||Stepping stones to Taverley Dungeon|
|Musa Point / Southern Karamja Agility Grapple Shortcut|
|54||Red Dragon Isle shortcut|
|55||Kalphite Hive entrance to Kalphite soldiers|
|58||Port Phasmatys Pool of Slime shortcut|
|59||Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble|
|60||Access to the God Wars Dungeon|
|60||God Wars Dungeon escape to the Wilderness|
|60||Monastery of Ascension statue shortcut|
|61||River crossing to Tree Gnome Stronghold|
|62||Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice|
|63||The Islands That Once Were Turtles shortcut|
|64||Trollheim Wilderness route|
|65||Temple on the Salve to Morytania shortcut|
|66||Cosmic Temple advanced narrow walkway.|
|67||Yanille Dungeon rubble climb shortcut|
|68||Elven Overpass (Arandar medium cliffside scramble|
|70||God Wars Dungeon Saradomin encampment wall climb|
|70||Taverley Dungeon pipe squeeze to blue dragon lair|
|70||Monastery of Ascension chasm jump shortcut|
|71||Slayer Tower plank crossing|
|72||Asgarnian Ice Dungeon crumbling wall|
|73||Polypore Dungeon extra access|
|74||Shilo Village stepping stones shortcut|
|74||Shilo Village northern wall shortcut||Requires completion of the elite Karamja achievements.|
|79||Kalphite soldiers shortcut to Kalphite guardians/Kalphite Queen|
|Cave crossing south of Dorgesh-Kaan|
|80||Taverley Dungeon spiked blades jump|
|80||Monastery of Ascension chasm leap shortcut|
|81||Fremennik Slayer Dungeon chasm jump|
|85||Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble|
|86||Kuradal's Dungeon wall climb|
|90||Kuradal's Dungeon wall run|
|90||Monastery of Ascension extra area access|
|92||Port Phasmatys low wall shortcut||Requires completion of Ghosts Ahoy.|
|94||Gemstone cavern shortcut|
|Unknown||Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon/south of Castle Wars grapple shortcut||Requires completion of Path of Glouphrie, which requires 45 Agility.|
Historical shortcuts[edit | edit source]
The following shortcuts have been removed after an update and no longer exist:
|31||Draynor Manor stones to Champions' Guild|
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 30 November 2020 (Update):
- The rope used in the Karamja crossing shortcut no longer wiggles upwards while in use.
- ninja 11 March 2019 (Update):
- Added a short wall as an Agility shortcut on The Islands That Once Were Turtles.
- patch 3 July 2017 (Update):
- A shortcut icon has been added to an Agility shortcut in Brimhaven dungeon.
- ninja 10 April 2017 (Update):
- The Agility shortcut fail rates for the Ardougne log balance, Sinclair mansion log balance (Log balance to the Fremennik Province), Cosmic Temple shortcuts, and the Lumbridge fence shortcut have been adjusted to be less harsh.
- A small amount of experience has been added for the Lumbridge fence shortcut and the elven overpass shortcuts.
- patch 22 August 2016 (Update):
- ninja 28 September 2015 (Update):
- ninja 26 May 2015 (Update):
- Stepping stones have been added south of Taverley's bank as a shortcut to the Taverley dungeon.
- ninja 3 March 2014 (Update):
- patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
- Issues with the camera experienced when climbing the shortcut in the north-east corner of the Gnome Stronghold have been resolved.
- patch 28 January 2013 (Update):
- patch 11 December 2012 (Update):
- The Zanaris Agility shortcut now deals the appropriate damage if failed.
- patch 13 November 2012 (Update):
- The Falador south wall agility shortcut now awards a token amount of Agility XP.
- patch 21 February 2012 (Update):
- The Agility stepping stones near the Ghosts Ahoy questing area have been reworked to act similar to other Agility shortcuts across the game.
- patch 6 September 2011 (Update):
- The Meiyerditch Agility shortcut near the initial sighting of Vanescula has had the XP reduced to 5xp, in-line with the other obstacles in the area.
- patch 25 May 2010 (Update):
- Clarified the message when using the hollow log shortcut while in various monkey forms.
- patch 8 February 2010 (Update):
- Fixed the Agility animation timing when going under the wall shortcut in Varrock.
- patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
- Adjusted the wall near the Falador grapple shortcut.
- Adjusted the colour of an Agility shortcut gap to properly fade to black rather than grey.
- Remodelled a crossbow shortcut on Karamja.
- patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
- Fixed a render issue with an Agility shortcut in Taverley Dungeon.
- Improved the animations for the Al-Kharid/Lumbridge Agility shortcut.
- Removed a members-only message from an Agility shortcut in Falador.
- Removed a duplicate shortcut icon from the map.
- A stepping stone Agility shortcut has been placed in Shilo Village requiring 74 Agility.