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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 Obstacle Location Notes XP
None Stile Stiles at Falador farm These shortcuts are available to free players, as well as members. 0
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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Crumbling wall Falador shortcut (F2P) Right next to the Falador West Bank. Provides easy access to the areas south of Taverley. 0.5
8 Agility
37 Ranged
19 Strength
Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png 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
11 Agility
19 Ranged
37 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Stepping stone Stepping stones in Brimhaven Dungeon A quick shortcut deeper into the dungeon. Just west of the entrance. 7.5
13 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Fence Varrock south fence jump Provides a shortcut to and from South Varrock. 0
15 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Monkey bars Edgeville Dungeon monkey bars Provides access to the Earth warriors in Edgeville Dungeon.

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.

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16 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Underwall tunnel Yanille shortcut Near the Watchtower. Gives easy access to the west parts of Yanille from the teleport point. 0
18 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Trellis Watchtower wall climb shortcut Provides access to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] or the Watchtower. 31
19 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Rocks Grand Tree rock scramble shortcut Provides access between the Tree Gnome Stronghold and the Tree Gnome Stronghold Hunter area. 0
20 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Pipe Pipe contortion in Brimhaven Dungeon Provides easier access to the Moss giants. Just west of the entrance. 8.5
23 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Tunnel Kalphite King shortcut Provides a shortcut to the Kalphite King. 0
25 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Rocks Eagles' Peak shortcut Shortcut from Eagles' Peak to the area west of it. 1
26 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Broken railing Draynor Manor railing shortcut Provides a shortcut into the Draynor Manor grounds. 0
29 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Stepping stones Stepping stones in south-east Karamja Provides a quicker method of travelling between Shilo Village and the Gnome glider. 0
32 Agility
35 Ranged
35 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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.

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33 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Pipe Pipe contortion in Brimhaven Dungeon Allows passage between the Red dragon and Black demon rooms. 10
36 Agility
39 Ranged
22 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Tree Tree Gnome Stronghold shortcut The Grand Tree and Tree Gnome Village quests needed. North-east of the Grand Tree. Allows easy access to Barbarian Outpost and the Lighthouse. 0
38 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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
39 Agility
21 Ranged
38 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Wall (Mithril grapple) Scale Yanille wall South-west Yanille. Provides easier access to Gu'Tanoth and southern areas. 0
40 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Rope Agility Pyramid cliffside rope Requires a rope on first passage. 0
41 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Crevice Dwarven Mine narrow crevice Provides a shortcut between the two arms of the mine. 0
43 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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.

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45 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Log balance Tirannwn log balance shortcut Allows passage between different parts of the forest. 0
46 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png 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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Shortcut Grotworm Lair shortcut Allows the player to travel between the first level and the third level of the Grotworm Lair. 0
51 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Stepping stone Stepping stones to Taverley Dungeon Provides a small shortcut between Taverley bank and Taverley Dungeon. 0
53 Agility
42 Ranged
21 Strength
Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Strong tree (Mithril grapple) Karamja Volcano Provides easier travel between the Karamja Volcano area and lower Karamja. 0
54 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Lava moat Red Dragon Isle shortcut Provides a faster method of accessing Red Dragon Isle. 0
55 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Tunnel Kalphite Hive entrance to Kalphite soldiers Provides a shortcut through the Kalphite Hive. 0
58 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Weathered wall Port Phasmatys Ectopool shortcut Provides faster travel down to the pool of slime. 0
59 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Rocks Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn. 0
60 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (green).png Boulder Squeeze through to God Wars Dungeon surface access Allows access to the God Wars Dungeon. 0
60 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Shortcut Monastery of Ascension statue shortcut Provides faster travel around the Monastery of Ascension. 10
61 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Stile River crossing to Tree Gnome Stronghold Provides a quick method of travel between the Eagle's Peak lodestone and the Tree Gnome Stronghold. 0
62 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Crevice Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice Shortcut between Basilisk area and Turoth area. 0
63 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Crumbling wall The Islands That Once Were Turtles shortcut Allows the player to access the nothern mushroom cluster. 1
64 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Cliffside Trollheim Wilderness route Shortcut from Trollheim to level 20 Wilderness. One way. 0
65 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Pile of rubble Yanille Dungeon rubble climb shortcut Access to an area with 4 Chaos druids and Salarin the twisted. 5.5
68 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Rocks Elven Overpass (Arandar) medium cliffside scramble Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn. 0
70 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Rocky wall God Wars Dungeon Saradomin encampment wall climb Access to the Saradomin section of the God Wars Dungeon. 0
70 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Shortcut Monastery of Ascension chasm jump shortcut Provides faster travel around the Monastery of Ascension. 15
71 Agility Balancing Agility shortcut icon (green).png Plank Slayer Tower plank crossing Provides access to another room of Abyssal demons. 0
72 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Crumbling wall Asgarnian Ice Dungeon crumbling wall Provides a faster method of accessing the Skeletal wyverns. 0
73 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Gap Polypore Dungeon extra access Provides access to another area of the Polypore Dungeon. 0
74 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Stepping stone Shilo Village stepping stones shortcut Provides a faster method of travelling between north and south Shilo Village. 1.5
74 Agility Tunnel Shilo Village northern wall shortcut Requires completion of the elite Karamja achievements. Provides access into northern Shilo Village. 0
79 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Tunnel Kalphite soldiers shortcut to Kalphite guardians/Kalphite Queen Provides a shortcut through the Kalphite Hive. 0
80 Agility
80 Ranged
80 Strength
Balancing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Pylon Cave crossing south of Dorgesh-Kaan A way of traversing the Dorgesh-Kaan Agility Course. 18
80 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Shortcut Monastery of Ascension chasm leap shortcut Provides faster travel around the Monastery of Ascension. 20
81 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Rocks Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn. 0
86 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Low wall Kuradal's Dungeon wall climb Provides a shortcut between the Abyssal demon, Airut and Steel dragon areas. 6
90 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Gap Kuradal's Dungeon wall run Provides a shortcut between the Hellhound and Iron dragon areas. 6
90 Agility Jumping Agility shortcut icon (green).png Shortcut Monastery of Ascension extra area access Provides access to another area of the Monastery of Ascension. 25
92 Agility Climbing Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png Low wall Port Phasmatys low wall shortcut Requires completion of Ghosts Ahoy. Provides a shortcut to enter Port Phasmatys from the south. 0
94 Agility Crawling Agility shortcut icon (yellow).png 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:

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

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • 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.
  • 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.