Wondering where to go on your next ice-climbing trip. . . well, probably off your radar, Korea is the ice mecca of Asia! The guys are gung-ho climbers. Seoraksan, arguably the country's most beautiful National Park, hosts an annual ice climbing festival (at one of their more prominent multi=-pitch falls). Last year they hosted and International Climbing Festival.
In 1998, Chung Seong-kwan came in a surprising 2nd at the X Games, and many Koreans have become competitive, including women like Go Mi-young. Though the season is short (late Dec-Feb or maybe early March), you'll find the locals dry-tooling year round on certain crags, and even in the gyms come November.
Seoul boasts the tallest indoor ice gym, O2 World, at 20 meters. No wind, and if you get cold, you can step outside this giant freezer and get a coffee!
There are many natural areas to climb, some with anchors and some with mixed routes. There are also many accessible, well maintained manufactured ice-parks with amenities from food to restrooms to topropes!
Cheap accomodations, friendly expats and locals, and reasonable flights in the off-season. . . maybe you should consider. . .:)