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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.
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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) 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.

List of current shortcuts

Agility level 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, obviously, yield them no Agility experience.

5 Falador shortcut (F2P)
8 River Lum/Al Kharid grapple shortcut Players must have 8 Agility, 37 Ranged, and 19 Strength.
10 Moss Giant Island rope shortcut
11 Falador north wall grapple shortcut Players must have level 11 Agility, 19 Ranged, and 37 Strength.
12 Karamja Dungeon stepping stone shortcut
13 Varrock south fence jump
15 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 Yanille shortcut
18 Watchtower wall climb (trellis) shortcut Grants 31 Agility experience for each climb
19 Grand Tree rock scrabble shortcut
20 Coal truck mining site log balance
21 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 Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut
23 Kalphite King shortcut
25 Eagles' Peak shortcut
26 Falador south wall crawl.
28 Draynor Manor railing shortcut
29 Oo'glog shortcut
30 South-east Karamja stepping stones shortcut
31 Draynor Manor stones to Champions' Guild
32 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 Ardougne log balance shortcut
34 Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut
36 Obelisk of Water/Taverley Dungeon grapple shortcut Players must have level 36 Agility, 39 Ranged, and 22 Strength.
37 Tree Gnome Stronghold shortcut Players must have spoken to Femi first, and helped her move the boxes.
38 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 Yanille south wall grapple shortcut Players must have level 39 Agility, 21 Ranged, and 38 Strength.
40 Agility Pyramid cliffside rope Requires a rope on first passage
41 Trollheim easy cliffside scramble
42 Dwarven Mine narrow crevice
43 Trollheim medium cliffside scramble
44 Trollheim advanced cliffside scramble
45 Isafdar log balance shortcut
46 Cosmic altar medium narrow walkway
47 Trollheim hard cliffside scramble
48 Log balance to the Fremennik Province
49 Yanille Dungeon contortion shortcut
50 Grotworm Lair shortcut
51 Pipe from Edgeville Dungeon to Varrock Sewers
52 Stepping stones to Taverley Dungeon
53 Musa Point / Southern Karmaja Agility Grapple Shortcut Players must have level 53 Agility, 42 Ranged, 21 Strength.
54 Red Dragon Isle shortcut
58 Port Phasmatys Pool of Slime shortcut
59 Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble
60 Monastery of Ascension statue shortcut
60 Access to the God Wars Dungeon
60 God Wars Dungeon escape to the Wilderness
62 Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice
64 Trollheim Wilderness route
65 Temple on the Salve to Morytania shortcut
66 Cosmic Temple advanced narrow walkway.
67 Yanille Dungeon rubble climb shortcut
68 Elven Overpass (Arandar medium cliffside scramble
70 Taverley Dungeon pipe squeeze to blue dragon lair
70 Monastery of Ascension chasm jump shortcut
70 God Wars Dungeon Saradomin encampment wall climb
71 Slayer Tower plank crossing
73 Polypore Dungeon extra access
74 Shilo Village stepping stones shortcut
74 Shilo Village northern wall shortcut Requires completion of Karamja elite tasks
80 Cave crossing south of Dorgesh-Kaan Needs 80 Ranged and 80 Strength
80 Taverley Dungeon spiked blades jump
80 Monastery of Ascension chasm leap shortcut
81 Fremennik Slayer Dungeon chasm jump
85 Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble
86 Kuradal's Dungeon wall climb
90 Kuradal's Dungeon wall run
90 Monastery of Ascension extra area access
92 Port Phasmatys low wall shortcut
94 Gemstone cavern shortcut
Unknown Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon/south of Castle Wars grapple shortcut Requires completion of Path of Glouphrie