Clusters of cigar-shaped objects on Martian surface

This image was taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) on 2013-08-06T16:19:30.564.

NASA describes this image as “Syria/Claritas dust-raising event monitoring site.”

Case #12: Clusters of cigar-shaped objects on Martian surface:

I discovered at least three groups of what appear to be cigar/cylinder shaped objects on the Martian surface. I estimate the average length of these objects to be approximately 160 metres.

Clusters of cigar-shaped objects on Martian surface
Clusters of cigar-shaped objects on Martian surface (click for larger image)

At first I considered these to be some find of flows however they not running down the ridge, instead they are parallel to the ridge. The shadows they cast indicate they are not narrow channels, but are convex structures.

Original NASA source: http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/planetview/inst/ctx/D15_032946_1652_XI_14S108W

Are these long, narrow rock outcroppings or structures, perhaps bases?

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