Hidey-holes (Grapple)

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This article is about the grappling shortcut. For Treasure Trails storage units, see Hidey-holes (Treasure Trails).
A player taking a crossbow and grapple out of a convenient rock

Hidey-holes, introduced on 15 February 2011, are buildable storage spots found near some grapple shortcuts where a crossbow and grapple may be kept, eliminating the need to carry them for future use of the shortcut. Alternatively, as of April 2018, one can create an Enhanced grappling hook which performs the same function but can be placed on the tool belt. To build a hidey-hole, right click the shortcut and select the build option.

There are currently seven hidey-holes available to build, which cover all grapple spots except for the ones at the south Dorgesh-Kaan and at the Poison waste. When you build a Hidey-hole, the materials required to create it will be permanently stored inside of it. A saw and a hammer are required along with the listed materials in order to build one. Bonus experience will be used if the player has any. A crystal saw may be used, but will not grant a +3 bonus as usual, and a charge will be lost as with regular construction. Remember, the items must be in your inventory. If you have the grapple equipped, for example, you will not be able to build the hidey-hole.

A hidey-hole need only be built on one side of a 2-way shortcut as the spot on the opposite side will be filled automatically. A 2-way shortcut may also be used repeatedly in a single direction and the hidey-hole will remain stocked on both sides. One-way shortcuts like the Water Obelisk Island in Catherby must be built from the originating side, and will remain 1-way. Note that with the Catherby cliff, the "convenient rock" cannot be clicked to build the hidey-hole, the grapple rock must be right clicked while standing by convenient rock. Do not grapple the cliff first nor approach from above, as this hidey-hole can only be built from below by clicking on the above rock.

To use the Hidey-hole, simply choose the "Grapple" option on your obstacle, and your character will automatically access it and replace it back in the hidey-hole after they're done grappling. No inventory or equipment space is required to use a shortcut with a completed hidey-hole.

The saw and hammer on your tool belt will work, planks stored in a Plank box however do not, and must be removed from the box to build the Hidey-hole.

Location Level Materials required Experience gained
Falador Wall 29 Construction 4 planks, bronze crossbow, mithril grapple, 4 nails


Yanille Wall 31 Construction 4 planks, bronze crossbow, mithril grapple, 4 nails 528
Catherby Cliff 45 Construction 4 oak planks, iron crossbow, mithril grapple 984
River Lum 47 Construction 4 oak planks, steel crossbow, mithril grapple 1,044
Water Obelisk 49 Construction 4 teak planks, mithril crossbow, mithril grapple 1,464
Musa Point 52 Construction 4 Mahogany planks, mithril crossbow, mithril grapple 1,872
Prifddinas Waterfall (requires 90 Ranged, Strength and Agility) 75 Construction 4 mahogany planks, rune crossbow, mithril grapple 2,059
Total 8 planks, 8 oak planks, 4 teak planks, 8 mahogany planks, 8 nails, 2 bronze crossbows, 1 iron crossbow, 1 steel crossbow, 2 mithril crossbows, 1 Rune crossbow, 7 mithril grapples 8,359
  • While you only gain construction experience for making a Hidey-hole, Hidey-holes cannot be made until the player has the appropriate Strength, Ranged, and Agility levels needed to grapple at each Hidey-holes' respective location.
  • In the 15 March 2011 update, the dock for the Dungeoneering ship was extended from Al Kharid to the Lumbridge Swamp. This update made the River Lum agility shortcut useless. The hidey-hole can still be built for experience. Players who built the hole before this update can retrieve 25 noted teak planks and a note the next time it is searched. The planks and note were left by 'The Bridger' Burt.
  • Off-hand versions of any of the crossbows will not work for the crossbow requirement.
  • Protean planks can not be used to replace any other plank.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • Hidey-hole level requirements will now be shown in the construction skill guide under the "other" category.
  • ninja 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Can now be filled while the objects to store are being worn.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • A grapple hidey-hole now has an updated animation.
  • patch 12 April 2011 (Update):
    • Using a crossbow shortcut with a hidey-hole no longer gives messages about broken grapples.
  • patch 19 May 2009 (Update):
    • Improved the look of the grapple rock on a hilltop.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There was once a bug where you could not unlock the Sandy's Secret Getaway task if using the hidey-hole to scale the wall. This is now fixed.
  • Occasionally, as before, the player will get a message stating that the grapple has broken. However, this is a bug and the hidey-hole will not require restocking.
  • The Assist System does not work when building the hidey-hole on the water obelisk island.
  • In every shortcut you use, the player used to appear to be using a steel crossbow instead of the one that your character was actually using.
  • To build the Catherby cliff hidey-hole, you must right click the rock at the top of the cliff, but be standing at the bottom despite not being able to use the shortcut from the top.
  • If the player does not have the required levels to grapple the agility shortcut, they will receive a message telling them that they cannot think of a reason to build a hidey hole there... yet.