Shortcuts

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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]

Agility level Icon Place Notes
None Stile at Fred the Farmer's sheep field and the stile at Falador cabbage patch (F2P) These shortcuts are available to free players, but yield no Agility experience.
None Mos Le'Harmless stepping stones
5 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Falador shortcut (F2P)
8 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png River Lum/Al Kharid grapple shortcut Players must have 8 Agility, 37 Ranged, and 19 Strength.
10 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Moss Giant Island rope shortcut
11 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Falador north wall grapple shortcut Players must have level 11 Agility, 19 Ranged, and 37 Strength.
12 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Karamja Dungeon stepping stone shortcut
13 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Varrock south fence jump
15 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Edgeville Dungeon monkey bar shortcut Grants 20 Agility experience for each traversal. 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.
16 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Yanille shortcut
18 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Watchtower wall climb (trellis) shortcut Grants 31 Agility experience for each climb
19 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Grand Tree rock scrabble shortcut
20 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Coal truck mining site log balance
21 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 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut
23 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kalphite King shortcut
25 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Eagles' Peak shortcut
26 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Falador south wall crawl.
28 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Draynor Manor railing shortcut
29 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Oo'glog shortcut
30 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png South-east Karamja stepping stones shortcut
31 Draynor Manor stones to Champions' Guild
32 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png White Wolf Mountain Agility Grapple Shortcut - Catherby cliff Players must have level 32 Agility, 35 Ranged, and 35 Strength and have completed the Fishing Contest quest to use this shortcut.
33 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Ardougne log balance shortcut
34 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut
36 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Obelisk of Water/Taverley Dungeon grapple shortcut Players must have level 36 Agility, 39 Ranged, and 22 Strength.
37 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Tree Gnome Stronghold shortcut Players must have spoken to Femi first, and helped her move the boxes.
38 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Al Kharid mining pit cliffside scramble 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 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Yanille south wall grapple shortcut Players must have level 39 Agility, 21 Ranged, and 38 Strength.
40 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Agility Pyramid cliffside rope Requires a rope on first passage
41 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim easy cliffside scramble
42 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Dwarven Mine narrow crevice
43 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim medium cliffside scramble
44 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim advanced cliffside scramble
45 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Isafdar log balance shortcut
46 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Cosmic altar medium narrow walkway
47 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim hard cliffside scramble
48 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Log balance to the Fremennik Province
49 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Yanille Dungeon contortion shortcut
50 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Grotworm Lair shortcut
51 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Pipe from Edgeville Dungeon to Varrock Sewers
52 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Stepping stones to Taverley Dungeon
53 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Musa Point / Southern Karmaja Agility Grapple Shortcut Players must have level 53 Agility, 42 Ranged, 21 Strength.
54 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Red Dragon Isle shortcut
55 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kalphite Hive entrance to Kalphite soldiers
58 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Port Phasmatys Pool of Slime shortcut
59 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble
60 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Access to the God Wars Dungeon
60 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png God Wars Dungeon escape to the Wilderness
60 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Monastery of Ascension statue shortcut
61 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png River crossing to Tree Gnome Stronghold
62 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice
63 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png The Islands That Once Were Turtles shortcut
64 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Trollheim Wilderness route
65 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Temple on the Salve to Morytania shortcut
66 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Cosmic Temple advanced narrow walkway.
67 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Yanille Dungeon rubble climb shortcut
68 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Elven Overpass (Arandar medium cliffside scramble
70 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png God Wars Dungeon Saradomin encampment wall climb
70 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Taverley Dungeon pipe squeeze to blue dragon lair
70 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Monastery of Ascension chasm jump shortcut
71 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Slayer Tower plank crossing
72 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Asgarnian Ice Dungeon crumbling wall
73 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Polypore Dungeon extra access
74 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Shilo Village stepping stones shortcut
74 Shilo Village northern wall shortcut Requires completion of the elite Karamja achievements
79 Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kalphite soldiers shortcut to Kalphite guardians/Kalphite Queen
80 Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Cave crossing south of Dorgesh-Kaan Needs 80 Ranged and 80 Strength
80 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Taverley Dungeon spiked blades jump
80 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Monastery of Ascension chasm leap shortcut
81 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Fremennik Slayer Dungeon chasm jump
85 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble
86 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kuradal's Dungeon wall climb
90 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Kuradal's Dungeon wall run
90 Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Monastery of Ascension extra area access
92 Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Port Phasmatys low wall shortcut Requires completion of Ghosts Ahoy.
94 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

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 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 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 2 November 2010 (Update):
    • The grapple point west of Castle Wars now functions correctly.
  • patch 8 February 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed the Agility animation timing when going under the wall shortcut in Varrock.