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The Ape Atoll Agility course is located near Marim, Ape Atoll. It is a higher level Agility course, requiring Level 48 to use. Around 70 Agility is recommended so that the player fails fewer obstacles; at 75, failure no longer occurs. A Ninja Greegree (other types of monkeys are not agile enough to use the course) and completion of Chapter 2 of Monkey Madness is also required to use the course. Players can use the Teleport to Ape Atoll spell to reach a location close to the course.

The Ape Atoll Agility course was once considered by many as the best course to reach level 99 Agility. Indeed, when it was first released, it was the fastest experience from 70 to 99 agility. The Dorgesh-Kaan Course, released in March 2007, has became the fastest experience to 99 agility starting at level 75-85 (disputed). Despite this, many people continue to use Ape Atoll all the way to 99 agility due to personal preference. It takes approximately 20,500 laps of the course to reach level 99 Agility from level 75, with no failures of obstacles due to a 100% success rate from level 75 and above.

Then, in June 2009, Dorgesh-Kaan was changed slightly, and also the Extended Barbarian and Extended Gnome courses were released. From levels 85 to 99, the new extended courses became fastest, and now is most commonly used. Dorgesh-Kaan then is only the fastest experience from levels 80 to 85, although Ape Atoll is very close behind. Ape Atoll is definitely fastest from 70 to 80, although it is often actually used from around 65 to 85.

The fastest possible lap of the Ape Atoll agility course is 63 game ticks, or 38.2 seconds. A maximum of 94.3 laps can be completed per hour, at 580 experience each, for a maximum of 54.7k xp. No energy potions are needed. A fast person can expect to get 50-53k experience per hour, while some people can only get in the 40k's. However, anyone over level 75 agility can potentially obtain the maximum experience rate. Dorgesh-Kaan also gives around 50-53k experience per hour, while both the extended courses can give over 60k experience per hour; the Barbarian course can even reach up to 70k experience per hour past level 93 agility.

World 46 is the unofficial Ape Atoll Agility Course world. Using this world, some players find it easier to maximise their experience per hour because they can race others around the course. However, trouble clicking on the vine while people are swinging across it may actually result in it being harder to maximise xp per hour.

Familiars can not be used on this course.

The Agility Course on Ape Atoll
A player standing in front of the Ape Atoll agility course.

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Ape Atoll's obstacles
Image Name XP Image Name XP Image Name XP
Jump-to 40 Climb 40 Swing Across 40
Climb-up 60 Swing 100 Climb-down 300

The final obstacle (climb-down) gives 300xp, if you've completed the whole course, which brings the total for the course to 580xp. One disadvantage of using this course prior to obtaining 75 Agility is that it is possible to fail the last climb down, resulting in the loss of more than half of the total experience received from one lap.

When the player has clicked on the last climb down, already right click the menu of the first jump, so the player can easily walk to it when the player is down the climb-down, this saves a few seconds every lap. The fastest lap times for this course are approximately 38-40 seconds, with most players averaging 45 seconds per lap.

Regenerating Hitpoints

  • When you're out of food, grab some bananas from the warehouse just north from the earlier mentioned small bridge or outside the monkey child's house. Enter through the back door (south side) and search the first crate on your left hand side.
  • Bring a knife to slice pineapples from the plant next to the course.
  • You can bring some money to buy Banana stew from Solihib's Food Stall which can be found nearby. You won't need a Monkeyspeak Amulet because you can simply right-click at Solihib to trade.
  • At Level 5 Thieving you can steal bananas from the food store.
  • At Level 76 Fishing you can fish raw sharks from the fishing spot nearby. If you take an axe and a tinderbox, you can make a fire and cook sharks on it (80 Cooking required).
  • If you have almost or near full hp you will take around 7 damage upon failure but as you lose more and more hp you will only take up to 3 Damage.
  • Bring prayer restoring items to use Rapid Heal or Redemption and use the altar in the temple North-east of the course to recharge your Prayer from time to time.
  • Have a rest. This will speed up HP recover.
  • After the Rope swing, there is a cave with a monkey nut bush with Tchiki monkey nuts on it. Though you must reach a certain point in Recipe for disaster and there only grows 1 (you can drop them and pick more), its an easy, reliable way of getting food. You cannot pick the nuts if you have completed the King Awowogei section of Recipe for Disaster.
  • One of the best strategies to healing is to bring enhanced excalibur along with food and use the special attack to heal yourself when necessary. At Level 70 and over, using this method should last you an unlimited time without need of food.
  • In the building with the sleeping guard there is a crate full of iron scimitars just south of the sleeping guard. Take a full inventory and sell them to Daga just outside the building. Two inventories should be enough to buy a full inventory of monkey bars which heal 9hp.

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