The 26-year-old man from Palo Alto fell on Sunday while climbing with a partner on Yosemite's Cathedral range. The highway patrol says park officials asked the CHP to fly a pair of Yosemite Search and Rescue specialists to the injured man.
The helicopter took him to the park's floor at El Capitan Meadow. Another helicopter waiting there then took him to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
The CHP says this was the second helicopter rescue in Yosemite within two weeks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.