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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]

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]

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 10 May 2021 (Update):
    • Recategorised some Agility shortcuts as shortcuts instead of area unlocks in the Skill Guide.
  • patch 30 November 2020 (Update):
    • The rope used in the Karamja crossing shortcut no longer wiggles upwards while in use.
  • patch 3 July 2017 (Update):
    • A shortcut icon has been added to an Agility shortcut in Brimhaven dungeon.
  • patch 22 August 2016 (Update):
    • Agility shortcut icons have been added to the two logs crossing a river in north-east Tirannwn.
    • The Isafdar log balance shortcut in the Agility skillguide now filters to Shortcuts instead of Areas.
  • 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.