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||Various||These shortcuts are available to free players, as well as members.||3|
|None||Stepping stone||Lumbridge Swamp Caves stepping stones||Stepping stones to Tears of Guthix cave. This shortcut provides varying experience for success and failure||3|
|None||Stepping stone||Mos Le'Harmless stepping stones||Provides quick travel from the town to the rest of the island.||0|
|5||Crumbling wall||Falador shortcut (F2P)||Right next to the Falador West Bank. Provides easy access to the areas south of Taverley.||0.5|
|Strong tree||(Mithril grapple) Over the River Lum to Al Kharid||South of Lumbridge. Provides slightly quicker route between Lumbridge Swamp and Al Kharid. Goes both ways.||0|
|10||Ropeswing||Rope swing to Moss Giant Island||West Brimhaven. Provides access to small island with Moss giants and a respawn of a slice of cake.||3|
|Wall||(Mithril grapple) Scale Falador wall||Allows you to climb the wall north-east of Falador Park. Faster access from Falador East Bank to the north entrance of the Dwarven Mine and Barbarian Village.||0|
|12||Stepping stone||Stepping stones in Brimhaven Dungeon||A quick shortcut deeper into the dungeon. Just west of the entrance.||7.5|
|13||Fence||Varrock south fence jump||Provides a shortcut to and from South Varrock.||0|
|15||Monkey bars||Edgeville Dungeon monkey bars||Provides access to the Earth warriors in Edgeville Dungeon.
Can be used to gain up to 12,000 experience per hour, at the risk of being exposed to aggressive monsters and player killers.
|16||Underwall tunnel||Yanille shortcut||Near the Watchtower. Gives easy access to the west parts of Yanille from the teleport point.||0|
|18||Trellis||Watchtower wall climb shortcut||Provides access to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Watchtower.||31|
|19||Rocks||Grand Tree rock scramble shortcut||The Grand Tree quest is required. Provides access between the Tree Gnome Stronghold and the Tree Gnome Stronghold Hunter area.||0|
|20||Log balance||Coal truck mining site log balance||Near the Coal Trucks west of Seers' Village. Provides easier access between the Mining spot and the pickup location near Seers' Village.||8.5|
|21||Underwall tunnel||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.)||0|
|22||Pipe||Pipe contortion in Brimhaven Dungeon||Provides easier access to the Moss giants. Just west of the entrance.||8.5|
|23||Tunnel||Kalphite King shortcut||Provides a shortcut to the Kalphite King.||0|
|25||Rocks||Eagles' Peak shortcut||Shortcut from Eagles' Peak to the area west of it.||1|
|26||Underwall tunnel||Falador south wall crawl||South-west corner of Falador. Provides easier travel between the Falador West Bank and Rimmington, as well as the Crafting Guild.||0|
|28||Broken railing||Draynor Manor railing shortcut||Provides a shortcut into the Draynor Manor grounds.||0|
|29||Rock passage||Oo'glog shortcut||Provides access between the Feldip Hills and the east end of Oo'glog. Useful for players mining red sandstone.||0|
|30||Stepping stones||Stepping stones in south-east Karamja||Provides a quicker method of travelling between Shilo Village and the Gnome glider.||0|
|Rocks||(Mithril grapple) Scale Catherby cliffside||Useful for crossing from East Catherby to Taverley, particularly during Farming runs. One-way.
Players must have completed the Fishing Contest quest to use this shortcut.
|33||Log balance||Ardougne log balance shortcut||Allows easy passage across the river. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut.||4|
|34||Pipe||Pipe contortion in Brimhaven Dungeon||Allows passage between the Red dragon and Black demon rooms.||10|
|Grapple column||(Mithril grapple) Escape from the Water Obelisk Island||Allows escape from the Taverley Dungeon by crossing the water to Catherby from the Water Obelisk Island. One-way.||15|
|37||Tree||Tree Gnome Stronghold shortcut||The Grand Tree quest is required. North-east of the Grand Tree. Allows easy access to Barbarian Outpost and the Lighthouse.||0|
|38||Rocks||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.||0|
|Wall||(Mithril grapple) Scale Yanille wall||South-west Yanille. Provides easier access to Gu'Tanoth and southern areas.||0|
|40||Rope||Agility Pyramid cliffside rope||Requires a rope on first passage.||0|
|41||Cliffside||Trollheim easy cliffside scramble||Allows easier travel up and down the lower path of the west side of the hill near the Troll Stronghold.||8|
|42||Crevice||Dwarven Mine narrow crevice||Provides a shortcut between the two arms of the mine.||0|
|43||Cliffside||Trollheim medium cliffside scramble||Allows easier travel up and down the higher paths of the west side of the hill near the Troll Stronghold.||8|
|44||Cliffside||Trollheim advanced cliffside scramble||Allows easier travel up and down the east side of the hill near the Troll Stronghold.
This is useful to avoid the Thrower Trolls, on the north side of the hill.
|45||Log balance||Tirannwn log balance shortcut||Allows passage between different parts of the forest.||0|
|46||Jutting wall||Cosmic altar medium narrow walkway||Provides faster travel between the bank and the Cosmic altar at Zanaris. If you fail, you take a small amount of damage but you still pass through.||10|
|47||Cliffside||Trollheim hard cliffside scramble||Allows easier travel up and down the higher paths of the west side of the hill near the Troll Stronghold.||8|
|48||Log balance||Log balance to the Fremennik Province||North of Camelot. Provides slightly faster travel to Eastern Fremennik Province. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut.||0|
|49||Obstacle pipe||Yanille Dungeon contortion shortcut||Allows access to a room with Skeletons and the Sinister chest. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut.||7.5|
|50||Shortcut||Grotworm Lair shortcut||Allows the player to travel between the first level and the third level of the Grotworm Lair.||0|
|51||Pipe||Pipe from Edgeville Dungeon to Varrock Sewers||Allows passage between the eastern part of the Edgeville Dungeon and the Moss giants in the Varrock Sewers. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut.||10|
|52||Stepping stone||Stepping stones to Taverley Dungeon||Provides a small shortcut between Taverley bank and Taverley Dungeon.||0|
|Strong tree||(Mithril grapple) Karamja Volcano||Provides easier travel between the Karamja Volcano area and lower Karamja.||0|
|54||Lava moat||Red Dragon Isle shortcut||Provides a faster method of accessing Red Dragon Isle.||0|
|55||Tunnel||Kalphite Hive entrance to Kalphite soldiers||Provides a shortcut through the Kalphite Hive.||0|
|58||Weathered wall||Port Phasmatys Ectopool shortcut||Provides faster travel down to the pool of slime.||0|
|59||Rocks||Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble||Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn.||0|
|60||Boulder||Squeeze through to God Wars Dungeon surface access||Allows access to the God Wars Dungeon.||0|
|60||Rocky handholds||God Wars Dungeon escape to the Wilderness||Requires Troll Stronghold quest. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut.||0|
|60||Shortcut||Monastery of Ascension statue shortcut||Provides faster travel around the Monastery of Ascension.||10|
|61||Stile||River crossing to Tree Gnome Stronghold||Provides a quick method of travel between the Eagles' Peak lodestone and the Tree Gnome Stronghold.||0|
|62||Crevice||Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice||Shortcut between Basilisk area and Turoth area.||0|
|63||Crumbling wall||The Islands That Once Were Turtles shortcut||Allows the player to access the northern mushroom cluster.||1|
|64||Cliffside||Trollheim Wilderness route||Shortcut from Trollheim to level 20 Wilderness. One way.||0|
|65||Broken Saradomin statue||Temple on the Salve to Morytania shortcut||Slightly faster way to get from east Varrock to Canifis, bypassing the underground route at the Temple.||0|
|66||Jutting wall||Cosmic Temple advanced narrow walkway.||Much faster travel between the bank and the Cosmic altar at Zanaris. If you fail, you take a small amount of damage but you still pass through.||10|
|67||Pile of rubble||Yanille Dungeon rubble climb shortcut||Access to an area with 4 Chaos druids and Salarin the twisted.||5.5|
|68||Rocks||Elven Overpass (Arandar) medium cliffside scramble||Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn.||0|
|70||Rocky wall||God Wars Dungeon Saradomin encampment wall climb||Access to the Saradomin section of the God Wars Dungeon.||0|
|70||Obstacle pipe||Taverley Dungeon pipe squeeze to Blue dragon lair||Quick passage between the entrance and the Blue dragon area. Bypasses need for the dusty key. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut.||10|
|70||Shortcut||Monastery of Ascension chasm jump shortcut||Provides faster travel around the Monastery of Ascension.||15|
|71||Plank||Slayer Tower plank crossing||Provides access to another room of Abyssal demons.||0|
|72||Crumbling wall||Asgarnian Ice Dungeon crumbling wall||Provides a faster method of accessing the Skeletal wyverns.||0|
|73||Gap||Polypore Dungeon extra access||Provides access to another area of the Polypore Dungeon.||0|
|74||Stepping stone||Shilo Village stepping stones shortcut||Provides a faster method of travelling between north and south Shilo Village.||1.5|
|74||Tunnel||Shilo Village northern wall shortcut||Requires completion of the elite Karamja achievements. Provides access into northern Shilo Village.||0|
|79||Tunnel||Kalphite soldiers shortcut to Kalphite guardians/Kalphite Queen||Provides a shortcut through the Kalphite Hive.||0|
|Pylon||Cave crossing south of Dorgesh-Kaan||A way of traversing the Dorgesh-Kaan Agility Course.||18|
|80||Strange floor||Taverley Dungeon spiked blades jump||Shortcut between the entrance and the Poison spider area. Bypasses need for the dusty key.||12.5|
|80||Shortcut||Monastery of Ascension chasm leap shortcut||Provides faster travel around the Monastery of Ascension.||20|
|81||Chasm||Fremennik Slayer Dungeon chasm jump||Shortcut between the Cave crawler area and the Pyrefiend area. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut.||0|
|85||Rocks||Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble||Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn.||0|
|86||Low wall||Kuradal's Dungeon wall climb||Provides a shortcut between the Abyssal demon, Airut and Steel dragon areas.||6|
|90||Gap||Kuradal's Dungeon wall run||Provides a shortcut between the Hellhound and Iron dragon areas.||6|
|90||Shortcut||Monastery of Ascension extra area access||Provides access to another area of the Monastery of Ascension.||25|
|92||Low wall||Port Phasmatys low wall shortcut||Requires completion of Ghosts Ahoy. Provides a shortcut to enter Port Phasmatys from the south.||0|
|94||Crevice||Gemstone cavern shortcut||Provides a shortcut to the other side of the Gemstone cavern.||0|
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 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.
- 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.