I did the North Face in April 2003. It is a great snow climb with only one small crux section. If you want to protect it bring 2 or 3 1 inch cams or nuts. Above the crux its just step kicking to the summit. We only brought a 30 meter glacier travel rope, and we were able to rappell the difficulties with 15 meters of rope. However, the consequence of a fall from the crux isn't terrible either.
If climbing it in the summer just a set of nuts and mid sized hexes will do along with some slings. When I did it the route(mid september) it was covered in snow and ice and I wish i had brought some mid sized cams along with crampons and an ice axe.