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This article is about shortcuts in the Old School RuneScape game. For shortcut boxes in the Old School RuneScape Wiki, see RuneScape:Shortcut.
A stile that players can use to climb over a fence.

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, are P2P, and some require Ranged and Strength levels. Shortcuts are identified with a twisting green arrow icon (Agility short-cut icon.png) on the minimap.

Here is a list of all of Old School RuneScape's shortcuts.

Level(s) Icon Obstacle Location Notes XP
None Agility shortcut climb.png Stile Stile at Fred the Farmer's sheep field and the stile at Falador cabbage patch. (F2P) These shortcuts are available to free players, as well as members, but yield 0 XP. 0
None Agility area jump.png Stepping stone Lumbridge Swamp Caves stepping stones Stepping stones to Tears of Guthix cave. This shortcut provides varying experience for success and failure 3 (1 on failure)
None Agility area jump.png Basalt rock Lighthouse basalt rocks Basalt rocks to the south of the Lighthouse. 2
None Agility area jump.png Bridge Nature Spirit swampy bridge The bridge to the Nature Spirit cave. This shortcut provides varying experience for success and failure 15 (2 on failure)
Agility 5 Agility shortcut climb.png Crumbling wall Falador Agility Shortcut Right next to the Falador West Bank. Provides easy access to the areas south of Taverley. 0.5
Agility 8
Strength 19
Ranged 37
Agility shortcut balance.png Broken Raft (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
Agility 10 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Corsair Cove shortcut Allows access to the rest of Feldip Hills. 1
Agility 10 Agility area jump.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
Agility 11
Strength 37
Ranged 19
Agility shortcut climb.png Wall (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
Agility 12 Agility area jump.png Stepping stones Stepping stones in Brimhaven Dungeon A quick shortcut deeper into the dungeon. Just west of the entrance. 3
Agility 13 Agility shortcut jump.png Fence Varrock south fence jump Provides a shortcut to and from South Varrock. 0
Agility 14 Agility shortcut balance.png Wall Scale Goblin Village wall Provides a shortcut to and from Burthorpe and the Chaos Temple: located north of Falador, north-west of Goblin Village. (Requires completion of Easy Falador Diary to use). 0
Agility 15 Agility shortcut jump.png Pillar jump Corsair Cove Dungeon shortcut Provides access to the Corsair Cove Resource Area. Requires completion of Dragon Slayer to climb. 2
Agility 15 Agility area jump.png Monkey bars Monkey bars under Edgeville Provides access to the Earth warriors in Edgeville Dungeon. 20
Agility 16 Agility shortcut contortion.png Underwall tunnel Yanille Agility shortcut Near the Watchtower. Gives easy access to the west parts of Yanille from the teleport point. 0
Agility 20 Agility shortcut balance.png Log balance Coal Trucks 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
Agility 21 Agility shortcut contortion.png Underwall tunnel Grand Exchange Agility shortcut North-west corner of the Grand Exchange. Gives easier access to the Grand Exchange, Edgeville, a Fairy ring, and the Canoe transport system. 0
Agility 22 Agility area contortion.png Pipe squeeze Pipe contortion in Brimhaven Dungeon Provides easier access to the Moss giants. Just west of the entrance. 8.5
Agility 23
Strength 28
Ranged 24
Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks (Grapple) Scale the Observatory cliff Outside the Observatory, requiring completion of the Observatory Quest. Provides far quicker route to the inside of the Observatory. Unlike most grapple shortcuts, players need only bring a crossbow and grapple for the first trip. 0
Agility 25 Agility shortcut climb.png Rock climb Eagles' Peak Agility shortcut Shortcut from Eagles' Peak to the area west of it. 1
Agility 26 Agility shortcut contortion.png Underwall tunnel Falador Agility shortcut South-west corner of Falador. Provides easier travel between the Falador West Bank and Rimmington, as well as the Crafting Guild. 0
Agility 28 Agility shortcut balance.png Pillar jump North-west corner of the Catacombs of Kourend Allows quicker access between brutal red dragons and steel dragons. Each pillar has to be individually clicked to jump across. 2
Agility 29 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Lower Mount Karuulm cliffside climb Allows slightly quicker access to the volcano's summit. 0
Agility 30 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Rocks in the Corsair Cove Resource Area Allows access to the rest of Feldip Hills. Requires completion of Dragon Slayer to climb. 2
Agility 30 Agility area jump.png Stepping stones Stepping stones in Brimhaven Dungeon Allows access to the Red dragons in Brimhaven Dungeon. 0
Agility 31 Agility shortcut balance.png Stepping stone Draynor Manor stones to Champions' Guild Near Draynor Manor. Allows you to cross the River Lum between the Manor and Varrock. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut. 3 or 1 (if failed)
Agility 32
Strength 35
Ranged 35
Agility shortcut climb.png Rock (Grapple) Scale Catherby cliffside Useful for crossing from East Catherby to Taverley, particularly during Farming runs. One-way. 15
Agility 32 Agility shortcut climb.png Rock slide Cairn Isle rock slide climb Allows access to Cairn Isle from Karamja Island and completion of an easy task in the Karamja Achievement Diary. 0
Agility 33 Agility shortcut balance.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 or 2 (if failed)
Agility 34 Agility area contortion.png Pipe squeeze Pipe contortion in Brimhaven Dungeon Allows passage between the Red dragon and Black demon rooms. 10
Agility 36
Strength 22
Ranged 39
Agility shortcut climb.png Grapple tree (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
Agility 37 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks 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
Agility 38 Agility shortcut climb.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
Agility 39
Strength 38
Ranged 21
Agility shortcut climb.png Wall (Grapple) Scale Yanille wall South-west Yanille. Provides easier access to Gu'Tanoth and southern areas. 0
Agility 40 Agility shortcut balance.png Balancing ledge Yanille Agility dungeon balance ledge First obstacle into the Agility Dungeon, giving access to the Chaos druid warriors. Drops you into a pit of poison spiders if you fail. 22
Agility 40 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stones Kourend lake isle jump Located south-east of the Infirmary and west of Watson's house. Allows easier travel to Shayzien and Hosidius. 0
Agility 41 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Trollheim easy cliffside scramble Allows easier travel up and down the lower path of the west side of the hill near the Troll Stronghold. 0
Agility 42 Agility shortcut contortion.png Narrow crevice Dwarven Mine narrow crevice Provides a shortcut between the two arms of the mine. 0
Agility 42 Agility shortcut contortion.png Underwall tunnel Draynor narrow tunnel Requires completion of the Medium Lumbridge & Draynor Diary. Allows easier travel among Draynor Village and Port Sarim. 0
Agility 43 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Trollheim medium cliffside scramble Allows easier travel up and down the higher paths of the west side of the hill near the Troll Stronghold. 0
Agility 44 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks 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 Troll Throwers, on the north side of the hill.

0
Agility 45 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stones Kourend river jump Located west of the Kourend Player-owned house portal, this allows easier travel over the Great Kourend river in Hosidius. 0
Agility 45 Agility area balance.png Log balance Tirannwn log balance Allows passage between different parts of the forest. 0
Agility 46 Agility shortcut contortion.png Narrow walkway Cosmic Temple - 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
Agility 46 Agility shortcut contortion.png Narrow crevice Deep Wilderness Dungeon narrow shortcut Requires completion of Medium Wilderness Diary. Next to the stairs and at the end by the Fire giants in the dungeon. 0
Agility 47 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks 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
Agility 48 Agility shortcut balance.png Log balance Log balance to 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
Agility 49 Agility area contortion.png Pipe squeeze Contortion in Yanille Dungeon small room 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. 0
Agility 49 Agility shortcut jump.png Boulder Arceuus essence mine boulder leap Provides a one-way shortcut to quickly return to the mine via the soul altar. 0
Agility 50 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stone Stepping stone into Morytania west of the Nature Grotto Allows quick access to the Nature Grotto and nearby coordinates from Treasure Trails. 0
Agility 51 Agility shortcut contortion.png Pipe squeeze 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
Agility 52 Agility shortcut climb.png Rock climb Arceuus essence mine eastern scramble Shortcut on the eastern side of the Arceuus essence mine 0
Agility 53
Strength 21
Ranged 42
Agility shortcut climb.png Rock (Grapple) Karamja Volcano Provides easier travel between the Karamja Volcano area and lower Karamja. 0
Agility 54 Agility shortcut contortion.png Dark tunnel Motherlode Mine wall shortcut Requires completion of Medium Falador Diary. 0
Agility 55 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stone Stepping stone by Miscellania docks Requires completion of Medium Fremennik Diary. Shortcut jump from Miscellania dock to Etceteria. 0
Agility 57 Agility area jump.png Monkey bars Monkey bars under Yanille Provides access to the Chaos druids deeper in the dungeon, as well as a lockpick respawn down the nearby stairs. There's a chance of failing this shortcut and falling into a lower level crawling with poisonous spiders. 20
Agility 57 Agility shortcut climb.png Fence Rellekka east fence shortcut Provides faster travel to Rellekka from the fairy ring DKS 0
Agility 58 Agility shortcut climb.png Weathered wall Port Phasmatys Ectopool shortcut Provides faster travel down to the pool of slime. 0
Agility 59 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Elven Overpass (Arandar) easy cliffside scramble Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn. 0
Agility 60 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Wilderness from God Wars Dungeon area climb Requires Troll Stronghold quest. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut. 0
Agility 60 Agility area contortion.png Narrow crevice Squeeze through to God Wars Dungeon surface access Allows access to the God Wars Dungeon. 0
Agility 60 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stone Estuary crossing on Mos Le'Harmless Requires completion of Hard Morytania Diary. Provides quicker access to the Mos Le'Harmless Cave. 0
Agility 60 Agility shortcut jump.png Gap Pillars in the Wintertodt's Prison Requires level 50 Firemaking. 18
Agility 61 Agility shortcut climb.png Spiked chain Slayer Tower medium spiked chain climb Shortcut between Crawling Hand area and Aberrant spectre area on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]. Nose peg or Slayer helmet required due to Aberrant spectres. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut. 0
Agility 62 Agility shortcut contortion.png Narrow crevice Fremennik Slayer Dungeon narrow crevice Shortcut between Basilisk area and Turoth area. 0
Agility 62 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Upper Mount Karuulm cliffside climb Allows quicker access to the volcano's summit. 0
Agility 63 Agility shortcut climb.png Loose railing Taverley Dungeon lesser demon fence Shortcut that leads to the lesser demons area, and subsequently the blue dragons area. 0
Agility 64 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Trollheim Wilderness Route Shortcut from Trollheim to level 20 Wilderness. One way. 0
Agility 64 Agility shortcut climb.png Rope Rope to the Fossil Island Volcano Quick passage between the Museum Camp and Fossil Island Volcano. 0
Agility 65 Agility shortcut climb.png Loose railing 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
Agility 65 Agility shortcut jump.png Pillar jump Revenant Caves jump (easy) Allows easier navigation around the caves. 6.5
Agility 66 Agility shortcut contortion.png Narrow walkway Cosmic Altar 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
Agility 66 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stone Lumbridge Swamp to Kharidian Desert Requires completion of Hard Lumbridge & Draynor Diary. Provides quicker access to the Kalphite Lair 0
Agility 67 Agility shortcut contortion.png Crevice Heroes' Guild tunnel Requires completion of Hard Falador Diary. Provides quicker access to the Fountain of Heroes. 0
Agility 67 Agility area climb.png Pile of rubble Yanille Dungeon's rubble climb Access to an area with 4 Chaos druids and Salarin the twisted. 6
Agility 68 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Elven Overpass (Arandar) medium cliffside scramble Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn. 0
Agility 69 Agility shortcut climb.png Rock climb Arceuus essence mine northern scramble Shortcut on the north side of the Arceuus essence mine 0
Agility 70 Agility shortcut contortion.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
Agility 70 Agility shortcut contortion.png Hole Fossil Island hardwood shortcut Quick passage between the Museum Camp and the hardwood tree patches. 0
Agility 70 Agility area climb.png Rock Rope descent to Saradomin's Encampment Access to the Saradomin section of God Wars Dungeon. 6
Agility 70 Agility shortcut contortion.png Big window/broken wall Al Kharid Palace southern window Quick passage between the Al Kharid Palace and the Shantay Pass. 0
Agility 71 Agility shortcut climb.png Spiked chain Slayer Tower advanced spiked chain climb Shortcut between Infernal Mages area on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] and Nechryael area on the 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]. There's a chance of taking a few points of damage when using this shortcut. 0
Agility 72 Agility shortcut climb.png Tunnel Stronghold Slayer Cave narrow tunnel Shortcut between hellhound area and aberrant spectre area. 0
Agility 73 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Troll Stronghold wall-climb Requires My Arm's Big Adventure and completion of Hard Fremennik Diary. Shortcut to get to Trollheim farming patch above Troll Stronghold. 0
Agility 73 Agility shortcut climb.png Rock climb Arceuus essence mine western descent Provides a one-way shortcut to quickly return to the mine via the blood altar. 0
Agility 74 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stone Lava Dragon Isle jump Requires completion of Hard Wilderness Diary. 0
Agility 75 Agility shortcut jump.png Spiked blades Forthos Dungeon jump Leads to the red dragons. Failing this jump will cause 1-5 damage. 10 (5 on fail)
Agility 75 Agility shortcut jump.png Pillar jump Revenant Caves jump (medium) Allows easier navigation around the caves. 7.5
Agility 76 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stone Island crossing near Zul-Andra Requires completion of Regicide. 0
Agility 77 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stones Shilo Village stepping stones over the river Shortcut allows you to cross the river in Shilo Village, making it useful for fly fishing. Requires completion of Medium Karamja Diary. 1.25
Agility 78 Agility shortcut contortion.png Tight gap Iorwerth Dungeon northern shortcut Allows quicker access to Waterfiends, Nechryaels, Elves and Dark Beasts. 1
Agility 79 Agility shortcut climb.png Vine Kharazi Jungle vine climb Requires completion of Legends' Quest. Found east of Shilo Village entrance. Bypasses the need for a machete and axe to access the Khazari Jungle. 0
Agility 80 Agility shortcut jump.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
Agility 81 Agility shortcut jump.png Spiked blades 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. 5 × 2
Agility 82 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stone Lava Maze northern jump Requires completion of Hard Wilderness Diary. Allows quick access to the muddy chest and Lava Maze Dungeon. 0
Agility 83 Agility shortcut jump.png Stepping stones Brimhaven Dungeon eastern stepping stones Requires completion of Elite Karamja Diary. 0
Agility 84 Agility shortcut contortion.png Tight gap Iorwerth Dungeon southern shortcut Shortcut between the Mutated Bloodveld area and the Nechryael area. 1.5
Agility 85 Agility shortcut climb.png Rocks Elven Overpass (Arandar) advanced cliffside scramble Helps when using the elven shortcut to Tirannwn. 0
Agility 86 Agility shortcut contortion.png Crevice Kalphite Lair wall shortcut Requires completion of the Elite Desert Diary. 0
Agility 87 Agility shortcut climb.png Vine Brimhaven Dungeon vine to baby green dragons Allows players to reach the baby green dragons quicker. 0
Agility 88 Agility shortcut contortion.png Mysterious pipe Karuulm Slayer Dungeon Allows players to reach the Alchemical Hydra lair safely. 0
Agility 89 Agility shortcut jump.png Pillar jump Revenant Caves jump (hard) Allows players to quickly reach the southern part of the revenant's area. 9

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
17 January 2019
(update)
Pathing relating to the level 26 Agility shortcut tunnel on the southern Falador wall has been improved.
3 December 2015
(update)
The message received when failing a stepping stone shortcut is now correctly filtered.
30 July 2015
(update)
The graphics for the tunnel shortcut under the Draynor wall are now the correct way round.
9 April 2015
(update)
Approaching the troll stronghold roof shortcut from the south no longer forces you to climb back down.
5 March 2015
(update | poll)
The following have been added to the game:
9 October 2014
(update | poll)
The strange floor agility short-cut are now significantly easier to click.
17 July 2014
(update)
Improved routefinding near the Yanille wall agility shortcut.
30 January 2014
(update | poll)
A shortcut has been added north of Varrock west bank, allowing easier access to the spirit tree.