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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.
Walk over Log

A player using a shortcut to cross a river.

Log balance

A log balance.

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.

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.

Here is a list of most of RuneScape's shortcuts.


Level requirement 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.

Level 5 Falador agility shortcut. (F2P)
Level 8 (Grapple) Over the River Lum to Al Kharid Players must have 19 Strength and 37 Ranged.
Level 10 Moss Giant island rope shortcut.
Level 11 (Grapple) Scale Falador north wall Players must have level 37 Strength and 19 Ranged.
Level 12 Karamja Dungeon stepping stone shortcut.
Level 13 Varrock south fence jump.
Level 15 Edgeville Dungeon monkey bar shortcut. Grants 20 Agility-icon experience for each traversal. Can be used to gain up to 12,000 Agility-icon experience per hour, at the risk of being exposed to aggressive monsters and player killers.
Level 16 Yanille agility shortcut.
Level 18 Watchtower wall climb (trellis) shortcut. Grants 31 Agility-icon experience for each climb
Level 19 Grand Tree rock scrabble shortcut.
Level 20 Coal truck mining site log balance.
Level 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.)
Level 22 Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut.
Level 23 Kalphite King agility shortcut.
Level 25 Eagles' Peak agility shortcut.
Level 26 Falador south wall crawl.
Level 28 Draynor Manor railing shortcut.
Level 29 Oo'glog agility shortcut.
Level 30 South-east Karamja stepping stones shortcut.
Level 31 Draynor Manor stones to Champions' Guild.
Level 32 (Grapple) Scale Catherby cliff Players must have level 35 Strength and 35 Ranged and have completed the Fishing Contest quest to use this shortcut.
Level 33 Ardougne log balance shortcut.
Level 34 Karamja Dungeon pipe shortcut.
Level 36 (Grapple) Escape from the Water Obelisk Island Players must have level 22 Strength and 39 Ranged.
Level 37 Gnome Stronghold shortcut. Players must have spoken to Femi first, and helped her move the boxes.
Level 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.
Level 39 (Grapple) Scale Yanille south wall Players must have level 38 Strength and 21 Ranged.
Level 41 Trollheim easy cliffside scramble.
Level 42 Dwarven mine narrow crevice.
Level 43 Trollheim medium cliffside scramble.
Level 44 Trollheim advanced cliffside scramble.
Level 45 Isafdar log balance shortcut.
Level 46 Cosmic Temple medium narrow walkway.
Level 47 Trollheim hard cliffside scramble.
Level 48 Log balance to the Fremennik Province.
Level 49 Yanille Dungeon contortion shortcut.
Level 50 Grotworm Lair shortcut
Level 51 Pipe from Edgeville dungeon to Varrock sewers
Level 52 Stepping stones to Taverley Dungeon
Level 53 (Grapple) Karamja Volcano to south Karamja crossing Players must have level 21 Strength and 42 Ranged.
Level 54 Red Dragon Isle agility shortcut.
Level 58 Port Phasmatys ectopool shortcut.
Level 59 Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble.
Level 60 Monastery of Ascension statue shortcut.
Level 60 God Wars Dungeon access.
Level 60 God Wars Dungeon escape to the Wilderness.
Level 62 Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice.
Level 64 Trollheim Wilderness route.
Level 65 Temple on the Salve to Morytania shortcut.
Level 66 Cosmic Temple advanced narrow walkway.
Level 67 Yanille Dungeon rubble climb shortcut.
Level 68 Elven Overpass (Arandar medium cliffside scramble.
Level 70 Taverley Dungeon pipe squeeze to blue dragon lair.
Level 70 Monastery of Ascension chasm jump shortcut.
Level 70 God Wars Dungeon Saradomin encampment wall climb.
Level 71 Slayer Tower plank crossing.
Level 73 Polypore Dungeon extra access.
Level 74 Shilo Village stepping stones shortcut.
Level 74 Shilo Village northern wall shortcut. Requires completion of Karamja elite tasks
Level 80 Cave crossing south of Dorgesh-Kaan Needs 80 Ranged and 80 Strength
Level 80 Taverley Dungeon spiked blades jump.
Level 80 Monastery of Ascension chasm leap shortcut.
Level 81 Fremennik Slayer Dungeon chasm jump.
Level 85 Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble.
Level 86 Kuradal's Dungeon wall climb.
Level 90 Kuradal's Dungeon wall run.
Level 90 Monastery of Ascension extra area access.
Level 92 Port Phasmatys low wall shortcut.
Unknown level (Grapple) Cross between area south of Castle Wars and the Spirit Tree in the Poison Wastes

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