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Ape Atoll
Also called Monkey Island, AA, Monkey State
Capital Marim
Cities and
Members Only Yes
No. of Banks None
No. of Altars 2
Teleportation Teleport to Ape Atoll
Daero (Grand Tree)
Guilds None
Peaks None
Inhabitants/Race Monkeys

Ape Atoll is an island in southern Gielinor. It is inhabited by primates, who are ruled over by King Awowogei. Its capital city is Marim. It is only accessible to players who have started the Monkey Madness quest. Players who have not taken the form of a monkey using a greegree will find that all non-player characters will be aggressive, regardless of the player's combat level. It should also be noted that some monsters are poisonous and can do high damage. There is a Teleport to Ape Atoll spell which can be used after Freeing King Awowogei in Recipe for Disaster.

The only way to travel there is via Daero (after and during Monkey Madness) at the first floor of the Grand Tree; or with the teleportation spell Teleport to Ape Atoll (after completing the King Awowogei part of Recipe for Disaster). Players who wanted to travel back to Ape Atoll after Monkey Madness used to have to accept Daero's reward first (which includes attack, strength, defence and hitpoints experience) or wait for an Evil Tree to appear there. However, a recent update allows players who have completed the quest to speak with Daero and travel to Ape Atoll without accepting the experience reward. This change was made for pures who do not wish to gain unwanted levels.The Evil Tree Distraction and Diversion is an alternate way to get back to the island after Monkey Madness. On 9 November 2009 some roofing on Ape Atoll was corrected.

Location on World map
Feldip Hills Ape Atoll Crash Island


Island Features



Players are thrown in prison as a part of the Monkey Madness quest. Players should avoid the two prison guards - Trefaji and Aberab - at all costs. If not avoided, players will be beaten back into their cell, causing 10 to 17 damage and their attempts to escape will be foiled. The prison is also home to a group of three laid-back gnomes of Lumo, Bunkdo and Carado. The corner of the prison is a small room where players can hide from the guards after escaping, and is home to a tiny poisonous level 1 spider. Players can escape their cell (they will also be thrown into the same cell) by picking the lock, and escape the building while the guards are changing shifts. The guards take it in turns to patrol while the other waits in the guardroom. They will go down the passage to the cells where they will pace up and down two times before returning to the guardroom to change shifts.

The Temple

Main article: The temple of Marimbo

Also known as the The temple of Marimbo. Located at the north-east corner of the city, the temple is home to several Monkey Guards. The temple is a very popular training area, due to the fact that there are two prayer altars inside. Players can use the Protect from Melee prayer to avoid damage and battle the Monkey Guards without getting damage. Monkey Guards will beat their chests to restore hitpoints, making the temple an effective long-term training location. Up the stairs near the altar is Hafuba and in the north-west corner there are the three monkeys: Iwazaru, Kikazaru, and Mizaru, who are involved in the Freeing Awowogei subquest of the Recipe for Disaster quest.


The marketplace has several stalls, some of which can be stolen from for Thieving experience. There is also one general store.

Agility Course

The Ape Atoll has the best training ground for medium level (70-75 is recommended to begin training here) Agility training (up to level 80, after that the Dorgesh-Kaan course is a better choice). With lower agility levels, the failure rate on the obstacles here makes efficient training infeasible. A ninja greegree is required for access to the course. While players can bring cats with them to Ape Atoll, if they attempt the agility course with a cat out, they will receive a message saying "Your little friend can't make it over the obstacle ... so you pick it up" and their cat will be put in their inventory.

Hardwood Trees

Ape Atoll features a decent supply of hardwood trees. Just outside the main gate there are mahogany trees. Also, on the south-east part of the island, there are three teak trees. The mahogany tree is reasonably close to the Ape Atoll teleport. The teak trees are not as conveniently located, but by using a duelling ring to teleport to Al Kharid and then the Gnome glider system, trips to the bank and back to the teak trees can be made in as little as ninety seconds.

The teak trees are very good for woodcutting experience once a player's Woodcutting level is above 90. Many players train to level 99 by power levelling on these teak trees: simply cut and drop. It is possible to gain over 75,000 experience points per hour doing this.

Jungle flora and fauna

In addition to the hardwood trees:


  • Pineapple trees - useful for emergency food, especially if you have a knife
  • Jungle bush
  • Tropical tree
  • Jungle grass
  • Jungle plant
  • Roots
  • Creeping plant


Ape Atoll Dungeon (Ranged training)

The entrance to the Ape Atoll Dungeon is found in the jungle area. The NPCs in this multiway combat dungeon are a great place to use Red Chinchompas for some extremely fast ranged training. The monsters are aggressive and roam around in a multiplayer area, so a single projectile can hit multiple targets with substantial overall damage and the corresponding high ranged experience rates. Players can also use Ice Burst there to gain similarly fast Magic XP. However, Ice Barrage is less popular due to its high cost. Bring lots of anti poisons because they poison quite often.




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Parts of these quests take place on Ape Atoll:

This article uses material from the "Ape Atoll" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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