The North Ridge, while not technically difficult, is fairly serious as it remote and involves a wide variety of skills including glacier travel and route finding.
On, what appears to have been the 2nd ascent, I climbed the ridge starting just left of the toe and simuled the route in 4-5 pitches. The rock is mostly solid and easy with a few short steep sections.
Gear to 2".
BETA PHOTO: Climbing on the ridge
Looking up at the rap down the side of the icefall
Foreshortened view of the N. Face
base of the icefall
Standing at the base of the Lower Borealis Glacier...