You mean the Palisade Glacier, or the L-shaped snowfield? Haven't been there specifically this year, but was in the next basin over a few weeks ago, had to cross the glacier or snowfield or whatever it was to get to the rock. Strap-on aluminum crampons worked fine, & an axe was nice to have for self-belays when things steepened up. If I were you, I'd personally bring at least some lightweight strap-on crampons; not sure if an axe would be warranted or not- if I were just doing the 4th class route, I might bring it. If doing a technical route I'd have to 'weigh' the option, as carrying all of the extra gear up that far is already a pain in the ass.