I second the notion that they are more likely a gooseberry due to the little thorn evident in one of the pictures. I grow currants and gooseberries on my farm, and only my gooseberries have little thorns.
D Tucholske wrote: I'd be amazed that any were still left in the wild, after the White Pine Blister Rust purge.
It is possible
that the Ribes you have could
have a natural immunity to the blister rust, if it was growing when the blister rust came through. Or it appeared after the blister rust and just hasn't been exposed. Slight chance you may something special growing there.
An example of natural immunity I'd like to cite here due to a genetic mutation is the modern Dunstan Chestnut tree. After the blight nearly eradicated the American Chestnut, a man named James Carpenter discovered a single thriving American Chestnut in a grove of dying and already dead trees. This single tree is responsible for the American Chestnut blight resistant hybrids we have today. More here for anyone interested: https://chestnuthilltreefarm.com/learning-center/dunstan-chestnut-history-2/