The technical section is no more 1/2 to 3/4 of a 'normal' pitch. It's well protected. Expect ice in the cracks and prolly veriglass and crusty snow elsewhere if its not wind-scoured.
It's a COLD
climb in the winter. But after the technical section, it's all easy 3rd class scrambling. Dependent on conditions, you might consider staying roped up for another pitch or so.
Just keep in mind, the Diamond is just off to climber's left...prudent footing!
Cables Route makes for a good, quick descent.
Take a look at these reports:Winter Finale: Long's Peak North FaceLong's Peak- North Face- Winter (Pretty decent)Long's Peak- Winter