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This article is about shortcuts in the RuneScape game. For shortcut boxes in the RuneScape Wiki, see RuneScape:Shortcut.
For the feature that players can use to travel quickly, see Trapdoor shortcut.
"Crevice" redirects here. For the crevice west of Nardah where the Genie is found during the quest Spirit of the Elid, see Elid Genie Cave.
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A player using a shortcut to cross a river

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 (Shortcut map icon.png) 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]

Level(s) Icon Place Notes XP
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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Falador shortcut (F2P)
8 Agility
37 Ranged
19 Strength
Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png River Lum/Al Kharid grapple shortcut
10 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Moss Giant Island rope shortcut
11 Agility
19 Ranged
37 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Falador north wall grapple shortcut
12 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Karamja Dungeon stepping stone shortcut
13 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Varrock south fence jump
15 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Edgeville Dungeon monkey bar shortcut Can be used to gain up to 12,000 Agility experience per hour, at the risk of being exposed to aggressive monsters and player killers. 20
16 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Yanille shortcut
18 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Watchtower wall climb (trellis) shortcut 31
19 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Grand Tree rock scrabble shortcut
20 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Coal truck mining site log balance
21 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut
23 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kalphite King shortcut
25 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Eagles' Peak shortcut
26 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Falador south wall crawl.
28 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Draynor Manor railing shortcut
29 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Oo'glog shortcut
30 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png South-east Karamja stepping stones shortcut
32 Agility
35 Ranged
35 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png White Wolf Mountain Agility Grapple Shortcut - Catherby cliff Players must have completed the Fishing Contest quest to use this shortcut.
33 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Ardougne log balance shortcut
34 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut
36 Agility
39 Ranged
22 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Obelisk of Water/Taverley Dungeon grapple shortcut
37 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Tree Gnome Stronghold shortcut Players must have spoken to Femi first, and helped her move the boxes.
38 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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.
39 Agility
21 Ranged
38 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Yanille south wall grapple shortcut
40 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Agility Pyramid cliffside rope Requires a rope on first passage.
41 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim easy cliffside scramble
42 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Dwarven Mine narrow crevice
43 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim medium cliffside scramble
44 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim advanced cliffside scramble
45 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Isafdar log balance shortcut
46 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Cosmic altar medium narrow walkway
47 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim hard cliffside scramble
48 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Log balance to the Fremennik Province
49 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Yanille Dungeon contortion shortcut
50 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Grotworm Lair shortcut
51 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Pipe from Edgeville Dungeon to Varrock Sewers
52 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Stepping stones to Taverley Dungeon
53 Agility
42 Ranged
21 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Musa Point / Southern Karamja Agility Grapple Shortcut
54 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Red Dragon Isle shortcut
55 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kalphite Hive entrance to Kalphite soldiers
58 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Port Phasmatys Pool of Slime shortcut
59 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble
60 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Access to the God Wars Dungeon
60 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png God Wars Dungeon escape to the Wilderness
60 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Monastery of Ascension statue shortcut
61 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png River crossing to Tree Gnome Stronghold
62 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice
63 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png The Islands That Once Were Turtles shortcut
64 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim Wilderness route
65 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Temple on the Salve to Morytania shortcut
66 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Cosmic Temple advanced narrow walkway.
67 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Yanille Dungeon rubble climb shortcut
68 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Elven Overpass (Arandar medium cliffside scramble
70 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png God Wars Dungeon Saradomin encampment wall climb
70 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Taverley Dungeon pipe squeeze to blue dragon lair
70 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Monastery of Ascension chasm jump shortcut
71 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Slayer Tower plank crossing
72 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Asgarnian Ice Dungeon crumbling wall
73 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Polypore Dungeon extra access
74 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Shilo Village stepping stones shortcut
74 Agility Shilo Village northern wall shortcut Requires completion of the elite Karamja achievements.
79 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kalphite soldiers shortcut to Kalphite guardians/Kalphite Queen
80 Agility
80 Ranged
80 Strength
Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Cave crossing south of Dorgesh-Kaan
80 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Taverley Dungeon spiked blades jump
80 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Monastery of Ascension chasm leap shortcut
81 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Fremennik Slayer Dungeon chasm jump
85 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble
86 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kuradal's Dungeon wall climb
90 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kuradal's Dungeon wall run
90 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Monastery of Ascension extra area access
92 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Port Phasmatys low wall shortcut Requires completion of Ghosts Ahoy.
94 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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:

Agility level Icon Place Notes
31 Draynor Manor stones to Champions' Guild

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 3 July 2017 (Update):
    • A shortcut icon has been added to an Agility shortcut in Brimhaven dungeon.
  • ninja 26 May 2015 (Update):
    • Stepping stones have been added south of Taverley's bank as a shortcut to the Taverley dungeon.
  • 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):
    • The click area on the shortcut in the Scorpion Mine near Al Kharid has been reduced to prevent players using the shortcut instead of mining ore.
  • 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 2 November 2010 (Update):
    • The grapple point west of Castle Wars now functions correctly.
  • 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.
  • patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
    • Missing apostrophes in shortcuts near Edgeville and Falador.