Bridlington Coastguard's rescue team was alerted just after 12.30pm to reports of a man on top of Green Stacks who was unable to climb down.
The coastguard team requested the assistance of the helicopter which winched the casualty to safety.
A spokesperson for the coastguard said: "This rescue comes after an extremely busy weekend for HM Coastguard after figures released showed the third busiest day of the year was recorded this week for our coastguards.
"So please, stretch your legs but not our resources."
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